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    Sale 7623

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 517

    A FLEMISH GAME-PARK TAPESTRY

    MID-16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FLEMISH GAME-PARK TAPESTRY
    MID-16TH CENTURY
    Woven in wools and silks, depicting a lion and a lioness surrounded by hunters on foot and on horseback, within an Arcadian park landscape with exotic trees and a ruin in the distance, the foreground with cranes, lizards and parrots, the border with a trellised and floral band and with playing putti, the sides and lower border decorated with maidens, the top centred by a strapwork cartouche flanked by putti, all within a border of scrolling panels, and a later brown outer slip, with two full-length restored vertical cuts to right hand side of field, areas of reweaving and restoration, including areas of the light threads to the background of field and border
    9 ft. 5 in. x 12 ft. 10 in. (286 cm. x 390 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 26 November 1996, lot 209


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN