Stretcher: 126 by 49.5 by 3cm; 4ft. 1in., 1ft. 7in., 1in; On natural coloured cotton.
Fragment: 122 by 46cm; 4ft., 1ft. 6in.
Pile varies from 2mm down to knot-heads. Loosely attached with light coloured threads to the natural coloured cotton mount. Some red discolouration to the top right hand corner, as visible around the holes in that area. Loosely spun thick wool thread foundation, visible as unspun now on edges. Lovely example with shadows of the bird motifs emerging from the creamy coloured ground, with lazy lines visible. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."