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    Sale 5331

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art and Textiles

    11 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 567

    A PAIR OF GREEK ISLAND EMBROIDERED PANELS DODECANESE, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GREEK ISLAND EMBROIDERED PANELS DODECANESE, 18TH CENTURY
    each plain linen panel tapering towards the top embroidered in thick red and green silk floss silks with alternating coloured columns of stylised angular floral sprays divided by thin columns of leaf-motifs, in a border of similar smaller floral sprays, slight damage 108½in. (275cm.) long


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    For comparable examples please see, A.J.B. Wace, Mediterranean & Near Eastern Embroideries, London, 1935, p.59, pl.LXIV

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    Provenance

    Purchased on his honeymoon by Julius Drewe, found of the Home and
    Colonial Stores, on Grand Tour in 1890, thence by descent.