16 March 1995
TWO PAIRS OF EARLY VICTORIAN PAINTED VELVET CUSHIONS, each decorated in blue and plum with bands of flowers, in a later red and gold silk palmette and rosette border, the larger 16in. x 14in. (41cm. x 31.5cm.), the smaller 14in. x 14in. (35.5cm. x 35.5cm.); together with another early Victorian painted velvet cushion with poppies and roses in a Greek-key border, 15¼in. x 14in. (39cm. x 36cm.) (5)
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