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Two Wool and Silk Chain-stitch Embroidered Shawls

Auction:
2642M
Lot:
580
Sold for:
$425$425

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Auction:
Discovery - 2642M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 14, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Two Wool and Silk Chain-stitch Embroidered Shawls, America and/or Europe, 19th/early 20th century, one black triangular Henrietta cloth with red border and polychrome embroidered pattern, and one cream-colored wool with black silk embroidery and beadwork.

Provenance: Formerly property of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Estimate $300-500

Black and red Henrietta shawl with a few small scattered moth holes, and some missing threads, overall good condition, black and white shawl with moth damage to wool, embroidery in tact.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Embroidery, Persian clothing, Shawl, Textile arts

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