A fine 17th century French tapestry table runner, with the motif weaving flowers and fruit throughout the piece. The overall condition is excellent, with no holes or tears. Carefully laid down on a linen backing. The length is 67" and the width is 13 3/4".
Acquired from a long time private collection, where it was used as a table display piece, but could certainly be used, in smaller segments, to make a number of exquisite pillows.
after the fall of antwerp in 1585 craftsmen and artists emigrate to escape spanish domination.we find some in Delft .These works on the collections of tapestries have highlighted the duality of this medium, its decorative end: the fabrics are generally strongly colored and their patterns charged with meaning, since the carpets most often represent stories (these are considerations that 'also apply to painting)...
A fine example of a textile fragment from a 17th century chausable, purple cut velvet in a geometric vine design on a yellow background, mounted on silk. Overall fine condition, with a sight size of 18" by 18 1/2".
in Oudenaarde, the tapestry has developed since the last decades of the 14th century. This industry has given Oudenaarde an interregional and even international dimension. The city has become one of the most important tapestry centers in Flanders, in addition to Arras (F), Tournai, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. Oudenaarde tapestries had a great outlet: they were exported all over Western Europe.
The first mention in the tapestry archives at Oudenaarde dates back to 1368...
Terrific 17th century French embroidered miter-shaped purse. The purse is constructed of green silk, embroidered with flowers and a central device in silver metallic thread; the edging is metallic as well. Good condition for its age; the central silver device has substantial losses; the green silk has a few areas of wear; there’s some soiling to the embroidery. Measures 6 by 5 1/2”.
An European devotional picture finely painted on vellum, showing a scourged Jesus Christ presented by Pontius Pilate to a hostile crowd shortly before his Crucifixion, inscribed "Ecce homo" meaning "behold the man". Bordered by padded embroidery on silk with couched metal threads, silk and sequins. Velvet border and antique hardwood frame and glass. Condition: vellum with a short slit, traces of usage, slightly faded, some wear...
An 18th c French yellow silk underdress front, beautifully and heavily embroidered with metallic threads. The overall size is 27 1/2" by 19". The condition is good, with some scattered wear and pulls. It could highly benefit from a careful pressing.
A beautiful and very early 18th century bizarre silk fragment, from a chausable of the period. Vegetal and flower motifs in polychrome silk, silver and gold thread on a salmon ground, the entire piece mounted on cotton. Excellent overall condition, with some expected oxidation of the metallic threads. The panel itself is 28" in length, and 9 3/4" at its widest. The mounted size is 30 1/4" by 11 1/4"...
How often do you see a flame stitch mat? This one still has vibrant color. The foundation is a loomed homespun. It has a spider web fringe that is so fine and beautiful. I have taken pictures of the 3 areas of with condition problems. There are two small holes and one larger one. The fringe also is sparse in many areas around the mat. That said this is a rare form of flame stitch and is paper thin and very finely woven. It is mid 1700's and is 6" by 11".
A beautiful French embroidered brocaded and woven textile piece, composed of 4 segments sewn together, edged with an attached border of metallic threaded textile, and backed with yellow silk.
Overall condition is excellent, with vibrant colors and no holes or repairs. The overall size is 43 1/2" by 36".
A rich golden background to a continuous vine motif entwined around alternating blue and white stripes; 25 1/2" by 22"
The ground fabric is linen entirely embroidered with fruits and flowers in silk and metallic threads and some padding. Once maybe a chasuble and later modified to a dresser cover. Condition: loose and missing threads. Dimension: 94 cm x 40 cm.
The ground fabric is a very fine and shiny silk, painted in subdued colors with vividly depicted flower bouquets. Lined with linen and inscribed in ink. Condition: upper part with old mends and splits, minor staining. Dimension: 75 cm x 65.5 cm.
Depicting King Solomon, in handsome reproduction eglomise mat and frame. 20" x 20" overall.
A beautiful and vibrant chausable set from the mid 18th century, comprised of the chausable, the maniple, the chalice cover, and mat. The deep, rich purple damask of the material is set off by the intricate embroidered orphrey on the chausable and maniple. Even the cover and mat, made of the same damask, have embroidered crosses on them, and are bordered with metallic thread. Overall condition is very good, with some scattered splits and stains.
This is a lovely piece of 18th C European needlework, brilliant true-colored, made of vegetable dyed threads on very fine open weave homespun linen, having pulled work in the flower centers, metallic threads within the flower stems and a symmetrical block pattern, Spanish or Italian, likely a piece of curtain or clothing; Condition: Good with some stitch loss framed in glass with blue matting which does not do this piece justice, measures 12 1/2" x 15 1/2 "
1830-40 velvet reticule theorem purse In nice condition with some age darkening. It is all hand sewn, lined with fine homespun linen. No rips or tears but there is loss of most of the ribbon trim around the outside edges. It is 8 1/2" top to bottom and 8" across at the widest point.
Fantastic 18th century silver reticule – this little bag has a bit of everything! The body features silver sequins applied to silver thread netting over white silk. The knitted scalloped header is comprised of silver and gold metallic thread. The drawstring is twisted metallic thread with terminal balls made of sequins. Metallic thread tassel. A super purse in good condition some losses to sequins and unraveling to drawstring. Measures 4 1/2” by 2 3/4”.