A SILK, VOIDED VELVET AND METAL-THREAD PANEL WITH FOLIATE MOTIFS IN DOUBLE-OGIVAL DESIGN, TURKEY OR ITALY, 16TH CENTURY
A SILK, VOIDED VELVET AND METAL-THREAD PANEL WITH FOLIATE MOTIFS IN DOUBLE-OGIVAL DESIGN, TURKEY OR ITALY, 16TH CENTURY
A SILK, VOIDED VELVET AND METAL-THREAD PANEL WITH FOLIATE MOTIFS IN DOUBLE-OGIVAL DESIGN, TURKEY OR ITALY, 16TH CENTURY
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A SILK, VOIDED VELVET AND METAL-THREAD PANEL WITH FOLIATE MOTIFS IN DOUBLE-OGIVAL DESIGN, TURKEY OR ITALY, 16TH CENTURY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

A SILK, VOIDED VELVET AND METAL-THREAD PANEL WITH FOLIATE MOTIFS IN DOUBLE-OGIVAL DESIGN, TURKEY OR ITALY, 16TH CENTURY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Description

A SILK, VOIDED VELVET AND METAL-THREAD PANEL WITH FOLIATE MOTIFS IN DOUBLE-OGIVAL DESIGN, TURKEY OR ITALY, 16TH CENTURY


metal thread lines in cream silk designed with ogival latice with palmettes and pomegranate petals with green and yellow silk floral details, on a voided red velvet ground with foliate lattice designed in pinkish-red pile, mounted


155.5 by 64cm.


Please note: Condition 9 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers for this sale is not applicable to this lot.

Condition Report

The cream silk ground of metal threads revealved in areas where metal thread is missing, the lower section missing a lot of the silk and metal threads, with notable fraying and associated discoloration, the voided velvet and pile also rubbed extensively on the lower section, the edges with some associated consolidations and minor small tears, 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."

Provenance

Lisbet Holmes Textiles, London, 15 May 1984.

Catalogue Note

"The close and often symbiotic relationship between Bursa and Italian weaving in the later fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries makes it unlikely that we will ever know with absolute certainty the provenance of such velvets" (Atasoy et al, 2001, p.300). 


This textile belongs to a particular group characterised by its light and dark tonalities which form two layers of ogival latices with split palmettes and arabesques. A close comparable is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no.1970.65.9 (ibid. pp.68-70, plate 71). 

A SILK, VOIDED VELVET AND METAL-THREAD PANEL WITH FOLIATE MOTIFS IN DOUBLE-OGIVAL DESIGN, TURKEY OR ITALY, 16TH CENTURY
A SILK, VOIDED VELVET AND METAL-THREAD PANEL WITH FOLIATE MOTIFS IN DOUBLE-OGIVAL DESIGN, TURKEY OR ITALY, 16TH CENTURY
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