Indian Embroideries by John Irwin and Margaret Hall. First edition published in 1973 by S. R. Bastikar for the Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India. This is the 2nd in a series of 3 volumes published of the entire collections of the Calico Museum. Mr. Irwin was the Keeper of the Oriental Dept., Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Beautiful plates. Good condition, with original dust cover. Measures 9 x 11.5 inches.
Vintage French hooked wool floral rug in a classic flower panel design. Softly colored yellows, greens, corals, pinks and aqua blue on ivory ground. Measures 9 feet by 12 feet. Excellent clean condition, no stains or tears. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
16th century Franco Flemish tapestry section. Romantic scene of two musicians on a decorated balcony with a parrot perched on the balustrade. Measures approximately 75.5 inches high x 56.5 inches wide. Good condition with an old silk backing. There is light fading and some separation here and there in the fabric, which is typical for tapestries from this period.
19th century Japanese silk scroll painting c1870. Delicately rendered painting depicts a "cracked ice" vase of pink peonies with blue and green leaves on a gray gnarled root stand with narcissus and fungi at the base. There is a calligraphy poem and stamp on the lower right. The scroll is traditionally bordered in panels of dark gold silk brocades. No flaws or fading, excellent condition. The image measures 13" wide by 40" long; the giltwood frame measures 19" wide by 73.75" long.
An early Asian ceremonial scroll, hand painted silk mounted on paper with gilt applique depicting heaven and underworld with a central multi-headed diety. China origin, late 18th c., probably Tibetan. Custom matted & gilt framed. Dimensions, framed: 39" H x 16 1/4" W