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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 170

    A FRENCH ALLEGORICAL TAPESTRY

    AUBUSSON, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ALLEGORICAL TAPESTRY
    AUBUSSON, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Depicting the harvest as represented by Ceres holding a cornucopia with kneeling supplicants holding a big basket of fruit and fruit clusters within a clearing of fruit trees and harvesters in the distance and a building beyond, all within a lush floral and fruit spray border, the top with a coat-of-arms, the guard border replaced but retaining original town mark, areaas of reweaving
    109½ in. (278 cm.) x 159 in. (404 cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOEL AND EILEEN BIRNBAUM
    (LOT 170)