A late-17th century, Italian hanging from the collection of the late Sir Philip Sassoon

September 18, 2019 2:41 pm Published by

Height 206 cm., 6ft., 9 in., Width 160 cm., 5 ft., 3 in.

The panel comprising sections of claret coloured velvet separated with gold-metal thread braid, and applied with alternating bands of arabesque motifs and scrolling foliate designs. The top section with velvet buttons suspending gilt threads which are interlinked and held in place by elaborate knops and with pendant metal and silk thread passmenterie tassels. The lower edge worked with elaborate leaf designs and with pierced metal thread braid in shaped sections applied across the scalloped lower edge.

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