A late-17th century, silk and velvet, embroidered wall hanging from Knebworth House

September 18, 2019 2:41 pm Published by

In eight sections. The middle four sections decorated with a central palmette, and the two sections either side with a central crown above a vase. All enclosed within a niche of scrolling acanthus leaves, a diamond shaped cartouche and simulated drapery. Worn red velvet on a gold, silk ground with applied gold threadwork. Faced with a modern border. Distressed. Probably Italian, last quarter of the 17th century. 11031477.

Width 409 cm., 161 in., Height 113 cm., 44.50 in.

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