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A rare and important joined chimney valence of midnight blue worsted wool, finely embroidered in richly coloured silks with rows of ribbon-tied bouquets of a variety flowers, fruits and vegetables with birds, butterflies and dragonflies between--13½ x 100in. (34.5 x 250cm.), thought to be attributed to Maria Sybilla Merion, Northern Netherlands, possibly Delft or Gouda, 17th century, light wear
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A rare and important joined chimney valence of midnight blue worsted wool, finely embroidered in richly coloured silks with rows of ribbon-tied bouquets of a variety flowers, fruits and vegetables with birds, butterflies and dragonflies between--13½ x 100in. (34.5 x 250cm.), thought to be attributed to Maria Sybilla Merion, Northern Netherlands, possibly Delft or Gouda, 17th century, light wear

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A rare and important joined chimney valence of midnight blue worsted wool, finely embroidered in richly coloured silks with rows of ribbon-tied bouquets of a variety flowers, fruits and vegetables with birds, butterflies and dragonflies between--13½ x 100in. (34.5 x 250cm.), thought to be attributed to Maria Sybilla Merion, Northern Netherlands, possibly Delft or Gouda, 17th century, light wear
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For an illustration of a similar valence, see plate 24, page 55, Het Nederlands Interieur in Beeld 1600-1900, the Hague Municipal Museum, 2001: Family in an Interior, possibly West Friesland, circa 1630, oil on panel, 86 x 118cm., Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva
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