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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    A FLEMISH PASTORAL TAPESTRY

    POSSIBLY OUDENAARDE, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FLEMISH PASTORAL TAPESTRY
    POSSIBLY OUDENAARDE, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
    woven with several elegant couples courting in a wooded glade before country houses
    98 x 148in. (249 x 376cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRIAN BROLLY
    REMOVED FROM KITT'S QUARRY, BURFORD, OXFORDSHIRE
    ( LOTS 1-43 )

    Kitt's Quarry, the house, was built by Master stonemason Christopher Kempster in 1698 in the grounds of his quarry. From 1691-1707 he worked with Sir Christopher Wren and most of the stone in the dome of St Paul's Cathedral came from the family quarry. Many of the lots offered here were purchased at H.W.Keil Ltd of Broadway and William Stokes of Cirencester.