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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    A NORTH GERMAN ALLEGORICAL TAPESTRY CUSHION COVER

    CIRCA 1600-50, PROBABLY HAMBURG

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A NORTH GERMAN ALLEGORICAL TAPESTRY CUSHION COVER
    CIRCA 1600-50, PROBABLY HAMBURG
    Depicting two figures of Victory, amidst fruited foliage and flowerheads, within a walnut moulded frame
    20¼ x 22¾ in. (51.5 x 58 cm.) [without frame]; 22½ x 25 in. (57 x 63.5 cm.) [with frame]


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    A tapestry of nearly identical design but with a central roundel depicting Samson and the lion inset between the two figures of Victory, is in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums of Art Galleries (C. Adelson, European Tapestry in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, 1994, p. 370, fig. 156), while another from the Gutmann collection was sold at Christie's, Amsterdam, 13 May 2003, lot 32.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 1-92)