12 February 1999
AN ITALIAN PANEL OF CRIMSON VELVET
Appliqu and embroidered in coloured silks with scrolling foliage, stylised exotic flowers and fruits, with gilt metal thread detailing, cut down, re-backed and re-edged, some wear and restorations
19 in. x 77 in. (48 cm. x 196 cm.);
and two other appliqu runners similar (3)
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Compare Sienna Museum of Works, Sienna Cathedral inv.5185, Marco Ciatti, Sienne 1994, catalogue of exhibition Drappi, Velluti, Taffeta et altre Case, no. 7 p. 106.
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