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Washington, George (1732-1799) Woven Jacquard Silk Portrait.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
19
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Washington, George (1732-1799) Woven Jacquard Silk Portrait. Lyons, France: J.R., 1856. Oval portrait of Washington with the phrase, "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" around his head, within an ornate monochromatic frame surmounted by an eagle; the jacquard portrait mounted in a damaged gilt gessoed frame; the silk with water stains, evidence of cellophane tape, and short marginal breaks with slight loss, the fabric slightly rumpled in the frame, could be washed, repaired, and flattened, the silk 16 x 19 in.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $300-500


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David Spinney, Jacquard, Silk, Silk Road, Lyons, France

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