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    Sale 5901

    Christie's Interiors

    3 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 139

    A LARGE PANEL OF LEMON-YELLOW SILK, PROBABLY DRESS ROBINGS

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE PANEL OF LEMON-YELLOW SILK, PROBABLY DRESS ROBINGS
    18TH CENTURY
    made up as a bed cover, delicately embroidered in floral swags and sprigs, and applied with pinked ruching, ochre braid, and silk fringe, backed in matching lemon yellow fine wool
    60 x 72in. (152 x 184cm.)


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    This unusual cover exhibits decoration in a style more common to the open robes of the late 18th century than to domestic furnishings. In addition, evidence of old seam lines and hem creases points to a previous life as a very elegant gown.

    Another example is held by the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.

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