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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    A FLEMISH EXOTIC VERDURE TAPESTRY

    BRUSSELS, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FLEMISH EXOTIC VERDURE TAPESTRY
    BRUSSELS, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
    Woven in wools and silks, depicting exotic birds in a wooded river landscape, within an elaborate pergola border decorated with allegorical figures, exotic birds and flower-filled vases between strapwork bands set with masks, the blue outer slip with Brussels town mark and remains of weaver's signature, and with initials 'MC' to the top, reduced in height by circa 6 in. folding along the lower edge of the field
    10 ft. (305 cm.) high; 7 ft. 7 in. (231 cm.) wide


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    Saleroom Notice

    This tapestry is from a Collection formed in the 1950s under the guidance of the famous furniture historian, author and advisor R.W. Symonds (1889-1958). Some of this Collection was sold at Christie's London 24 November 2005, lots 80-93. It is likely that R.W. Symonds was responsible for the purchase of this lot.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ESTATE