5 April 2001
A PAIR OF ITALIAN MEZZARA CHINTZES
19th Century (1860s), in modern frames
Each with a central tree interspersed with birds and flowers, with a ship in the bottom-right corner and figures in the bottom left-hand corner and base of the tree, with foliate border, constructed from three strips sewn together, in a white-painted frame
78¾ x 78¼ in. (200 x 198.5 cm.) (2)
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Mezzara were inspired by Indian chintzes of the 18th Century. They were worn by Genoese ladies as an opera cloak.
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