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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    A PAIR OF FRENCH NEEDLEWORK WALL HANGINGS

    FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH NEEDLEWORK WALL HANGINGS
    FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
    Each worked in wools and silk, the yellow ground decorated with trailing flowers and leaves
    99¼ x 41 in. (252 x 104 cm.) (2)


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    The colourful varie-flowered shrubs of these India-fashioned hangings evoke the Roman ver perpetuum of everlasting Spring. They evolved from the Elizabethan crewel-work 'tree-of-life' hangings, and the 17th century East India Company 'chintz' textiles introduced in fashionable bedroom apartments. Similar shrubs within foliated borders feature on an 18th century French folding-screen illustrated in L. Synge, Art of Embroidery, Woodbridge, 2001 (pl. 176).

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    Literature

    L. Synge, Art of Embroidery, Woodbridge, 2001, pl. 154.