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AN EMPIRE SAVONNERIE DESCENTE DE LIT RUG
AN EMPIRE SAVONNERIE DESCENTE DE LIT RUG
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AN EMPIRE SAVONNERIE DESCENTE DE LIT RUG

FRANCE, CIRCA 1820

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AN EMPIRE SAVONNERIE DESCENTE DE LIT RUG FRANCE, CIRCA 1820 The dark brown field with a floral-filled ormolu-mounted urn flanked by griffins and floral garlands within a solid orange border Approximately 7 ft. 1 in. x 2 ft. 8 in. (216 cm. x 81 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired from C. John, London, 6 May 1986.
Special Notice

Please note this lot will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) at 5pm on the last day of the sale. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services. Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information. This sheet is available from the Bidder Registration staff, Purchaser Payments or the Packing Desk and will be sent with your invoice.

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A near pair of similar Empire Descente de Lit rugs were sold in the well-known Mayorcas Collection of Tapestries and Textiles sale at Christie’s in London (12 February 1999, lot 104). The drawing of the central urn is slightly different, as are the flowers and floral garlands but the flanking griffins are nearly identical. Unlike this example on a dark brown field, the near pair are both on a sky-blue ground.

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