29 - 30 March 2001
A GROUP OF SEVEN SILK DAMASK CUSHIONS
The silk late 18th/19th century, Genoa
Each of burgundy ground silk woven with pomegranite arabesque and scrolling acanthus pattern
24in. (61cm.) high, 26in. (66cm.) wide (7)
The fabric for these cushions supplied as wall-hangings by the designer, the late Renzo Monjiardino, to Baron von Thyssen-Bornemisza for the Dalesford House.
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Illustrated in F. Cattaneo, ed., Roomscapes: the Decorative Architecture of Renzo Monjiardino, New York, 1993, pp.93-95 (dated by Monjiardino as early 1600's).
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