London, South Kensington
3 March 1998
A joined fragmentary panel of lampas with a crimson ground woven in green and ivory silks with a Chinoiserie design of Chinamen engaged in various activites including playing musical instruments and trailing butterflies on ropes, within a ribbon lattice--41 x 92in. (103 x 320cm.) at longest point, circa 1700, French, rebacked, repairs; another panel similar with a man serenading a lady beneath a canopy--25 x 41in. (63 x 103cm.), circa 1740-5, French, rebacked, repairs; and a smaller matching fragment (3)
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See "Chinoiserie", exhibition catalogue, Abegg-Stiftung Bern in Riggisberg, 1984, pps 38-41 for a more complete example of the first silk.
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