A LARGE OTTOMAN VELVET AND METAL-THREAD COVERLET OR HANGING, TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
embroidered with gilt and silver metal threads in couched dival technique, with foliate designs, on a deep purple velvet ground, stretched and set into large golden wooden frame
14 by 142cm.
162 by 162cm. framed
Cardboard insert probably set under metal threads as part of technique of couching, in good condition, horizontal joining seam visible, set into wooden frame, very minor threads frayed, as viewed.
"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."
Anonymous sale, Abdeen Palace, Cairo, circa 1960.