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PROPERTY FROM THE JOSEPH M. MORPURGO COLLECTION

A French gros and petit point needlework panel early 18th century
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PROPERTY FROM THE JOSEPH M. MORPURGO COLLECTION

A French gros and petit point needlework panel early 18th century
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A French gros and petit point needlework panel early 18th century
the rectangular needlework panel worked in wool and silk polychrome threads, with a central male figure in a turban leading a stag, two exotic birds, a lion and cherry sprig all worked in petit-point, against a 'bizarre' design of stylised exuberant foliate motifs and a dark brown ground; previously a seat back cover, now mounted against a stretcher, (approximately 88cm. high, 64cm. wide; 2ft,. 10in., 2ft. 1in.); together with a Flemish floral tapestry border fragment panel, later mounted as a cushion, 17th century, woven with a vase of flowers against a brown ground, section from a vertical tapestry border, now edged with four-sided green fringing (approximately 67cm by 62cm; 2ft. 2in., 2ft. 2in) - illustrated on-line.
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