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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    A FLEMISH LARGE LEAF VERDURE TAPESTRY

    MID-16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FLEMISH LARGE LEAF VERDURE TAPESTRY
    MID-16TH CENTURY
    Woven in wools depicting a deer and a bird perched above it, within large scrolling foliage, with sprigs of flowers interspersed overall, the strapwork border decorated with foliage and ribbon swag, with further narrow inner and outer scrolling ribbon and stylised leaf motif border, the borders cut and joined, areas of restoration and reweaving
    8 ft. 9 in. (268 cm.) high; 5 ft. 10 in. (179 cm.) wide;


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 29 June 2005, lot 201.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 18-19)