• Fashion Through the Ages auction at Christies

    Sale 5945

    Fashion Through the Ages

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    A GENTLEMAN'S NIGHT CAP

    ENGLAND, 1610-20

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GENTLEMAN'S NIGHT CAP
    ENGLAND, 1610-20
    the linen ground finely embroidered with gold thread curling stems with carnations, bunches of grapes, thistles, roses, pansies, iris and strawberries


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    This kind of embroidery is well known in paintings and portraits of the late 16th and early 17th century. The most famous in England is the bodice worn in the portrait of Margaret Layton (museum no. E.214-1994), attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561-1636)
    Compare also Victoria & Albert Museum, Number 2016-1899, a nightcap on display in the British Galleries.

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    Provenance

    Sir Thomas Cave, d 1666, a staunch supporter of Charles I. He helped defend the Manor House and church against Parliamentarians at the time of the battle of Naseby.


    Pre-Lot Text

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