• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 216

    A FLEMISH BIBLICAL TAPESTRY

    FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FLEMISH BIBLICAL TAPESTRY
    FIRST HALF 17TH CENTURY
    Woven in wools and silks, probably depicting Jacob and Rachel, with the bearded Jacob in the foreground, Rachel and a further maiden fetching water at a spring in a wooded landscape with further water-carrying maiden beyond, within a scrolling foliate border decorated with flower heads and a later pink outer guard border, slightly reduced in width to right hand side of field, areas of restoration and reweaving
    10 ft. x 15 ft. 2 in. (304 cm. x 460 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 9 December 1993, lot 376.