12 February 1999
A SPANISH JOINED RUNNER OF CRIMSON SILK
Appliqu in ivory silk with linked stylised scrolling foliage, the centre with a shield in yellow satin, halved, one half embroidered with fleur de lys, some wear and restorations, re-edged and re-backed
8 in. x 88 in. (20 cm. x 224 cm.)
another of crimson velvet appliqu with a yellow silk foliate scrolling pattern
8 in. x 108 in. (21 cm. x 274 cm.)
and another similar, worn and restored (3)
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The first runner is worked with the Arms of the Cordova family from Andalusia, Marquesses of Comars since 1512.
The third piece is illustrated on page 243 across the top.
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