13 - 15 September 2011
A SET OF TEN EMBROIDERED SILK AND RED VELVET HANGINGS
CHINESE, FOR EXPORT, LATE 18TH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, APPLIED ONTO LATER VELVET BY MORANT & CO., LONDON
Each cream silk panel decorated with flowering branches, foliate garlands and exotic birds, with various figural scenes to the lower edge, later applied with scalloped braid border and onto a red velvet panel with ruched top and further scalloped braid border, five panels with label 'Morant & Co Upholsterers. Decorators. 91 New Bond St. London', some linings applied with small label inscribed in ink with numbers, seven with label 'Dunecht 606; From The Long Gallery, Dunecht Castle, Scotland', eight en suite, two similar, but mounted identically
Two panels with lateral borders--55 x 125ins. and 53 x 125ins.
Two panels with a border to the right--35 x 125ins. and 46 x 125ins.
One panel with a border to the left--49 x 125ins.
Three panels without borders--40 x 125ins; 36 x 125ins and 39 x 125ins. Two panels of similar silk, mounted en suite--each 40 x 125ins. (10)
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