Auction 12.10.1993

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 12.10.1993

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A footstool covered in gros point in coloured wools with pink roses and...

A footstool covered in gros point in coloured wools with pink roses and other flowers; another worked in coloured beads with a central cluster of flowers within a border of buds; and another, 2nd half of 19th century (3

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £20 - £100

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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Four fragments of brocaded silks, dating from 1730s ; and an embroidered...

Four fragments of brocaded silks, dating from 1730s ; and an embroidered panel, Greek island, 19th century (5

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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"The Absent Minded Beggar" - Rudyard Kipling, a printed handkerchief...

"The Absent Minded Beggar" - Rudyard Kipling, a printed handkerchief-- 18in. square ; and another with "It's a long, long way to Tipperary"-- 18in. square (2

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £20 - £100

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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wo tapestries, woven with two versions of Joseph's Dream, each woven with a...

wo tapestries, woven with two versions of Joseph's Dream, each woven with a young man, one resting with a staff, the other lying down in a harvest landscape, both with night skies, within a border of flowers, acanthus leaves and busts, each signed Mr[manufacture] dAub[usson] , the former also

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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Six shaped needlework chair pieces worked in coloured wools and silk thread...

Six shaped needlework chair pieces worked in coloured wools and silk thread highlights in petit and gros point, the chair back with an urn filled with crimson flowers within a foliate cartouche and blue border--20½in x 33in., early 19th century See illustration

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A pair of needlework borders in coloured wools and gold silk ground in...

A pair of needlework borders in coloured wools and gold silk ground in petit point, with a ribbon design entwined with berries and flowers-- 8in x 106in., joined, early 19th century ; and a smaller length; and another needlework border, fringed, 2nd half of 19th century (4

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A length of crimson silk damask, woven with a design of baskets of flowers...

A length of crimson silk damask, woven with a design of baskets of flowers decorated with tassels, flanked by scrolling leaves-- 130in x 50in., French, late 19th century; and another matching length

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £80 - £150

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A pair of maroon plush velvet table carpets with a cream border with red...

A pair of maroon plush velvet table carpets with a cream border with red flowers-- 58in x 78in., late 19th century

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A needlework rug, embroidered in coloured wools, with a repeating Gothic...

A needlework rug, embroidered in coloured wools, with a repeating Gothic style pattern of medallions framing crosses and quatrefoils amongst stylised leaves-- 134in x 98in., circa 1860

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A needlework carpet embroidered in coloured wools with a design of...

A needlework carpet embroidered in coloured wools with a design of pomegranates and exotic flowers - 8ft. x 10ft

Lot #: 14 A

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,300

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A bedspread of honey coloured velvet, stencilled in green with a central...

A bedspread of honey coloured velvet, stencilled in green with a central roundel and border worked with Art Nouveau style scrolling acanthus leaves-- 86in x 92in., circa 1895 ; and two matching roundels (3

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A pair of cream coloured curtains, woven in many colours with a Renaissance...

A pair of cream coloured curtains, woven in many colours with a Renaissance style pattern of vases of flowers within a lattice work pattern-- 130in x 80in., lined and interlined, early 20th century

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A pair of curtains of toile printed with scrolling cartouches filled with...

A pair of curtains of toile printed with scrolling cartouches filled with Neptune and his chariot, lovers and putti, trimmed with braid-- 46in x 100in ; and two matching panels-- 14½in x 100in., late 19th/early 20th century (4

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A needlework pelmet or border with rose and lily stems in coloured beads...

A needlework pelmet or border with rose and lily stems in coloured beads against a dark olive green ground in gros point, with beadwork fringe, backed in gold cotton-- 104in x 7in., 2nd half of 19th century

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A cover embroidered in metal, brown, green and blue threads, with a central...

A cover embroidered in metal, brown, green and blue threads, with a central tugra within a series of frames composed of trailing flowers and calligraphic patterns, trimmed with metal lace-- 70in x 100in., Turkish, late 19th century

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £20 - £100

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A bearing cloth of pale blue damask, woven with branches of flowers...

A bearing cloth of pale blue damask, woven with branches of flowers flanking smaller flowerheads, two corners embroidered in silver gilt thread with the date 1781 and the initials MELH, fringed-- 31in x 34in., the damask mid 18th century ; and a late 19th century Turkish towel. (2

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £20 - £100

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A chasuble of blue silk brocaded in cream and embroidered with a spot...

A chasuble of blue silk brocaded in cream and embroidered with a spot design of red silk, trimmed with yellow braid, 18th century with later braid ; another of blue silk brocade, the front and back panels of yellow damask applied with chenille embroidery, 18th century silk, made up in 19th century

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A sampler worked in coloured wools with alphabets and spot motifs-- 17in x...

A sampler worked in coloured wools with alphabets and spot motifs-- 17in x 18in., circa 1850 ; and an oval embroidered picture worked in metal threads and coloured silks of a peacock-- 5½in x 7in., both framed and glazed, Indian (2

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £40 - £100

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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An embroidered picture worked in coloured wools and silk thread highlights...

An embroidered picture worked in coloured wools and silk thread highlights in cross stitch and petit point, with a shepherdess among a flower filled hilly landscape with a peacock perched in an oak tree-- 20½in x 25in., mounted, 19th century in 17th century style ; and a sampler 1856-- 11½in x

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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An embroidered picture of the Arts, worked in shades of creams and black...

An embroidered picture of the Arts, worked in shades of creams and black silks with symbols including a harp, rake, easel, palette and globe with Non Adornan [ ] Spirito Ma Consol[ ] Gli Sfortunati -- 16½in. square, framed and glazed, late 18th century

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A sampler by Elizabeth West, finely worked in coloured silks with a verse...

A sampler by Elizabeth West, finely worked in coloured silks with a verse "From my Beginning", flower-filled urns, a garland of flowers tied with bows and a shepherdess by garden statuary, with a carnation border-- 13in x 17½in., framed and glazed, circa 1800

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £220 - £320

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A sampler by Elizabeth Tombs 1823 worked in coloured silks with a verse...

A sampler by Elizabeth Tombs 1823 worked in coloured silks with a verse "Absurdly we spend out time", with pines and flowering trees, within a floral border-- 9in x 12in., framed and glazed

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A sampler by Amelia Sutcliffe worked in green, red and black wool with Adam...

A sampler by Amelia Sutcliffe worked in green, red and black wool with Adam and Eve flanking the apple tree, and peacocks and flowering trees, backed onto a later fringed piece of linen, possibly a cushion cover-- 13½in x 14½in., framed and glazed

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A sampler by Frances Roe 1848, worked in coloured silks with a verse "The...

A sampler by Frances Roe 1848, worked in coloured silks with a verse "The Bible" surrounded by spot motifs and a stylised carnation border-- 13in. square ; and an embroidered picture by Elizth Alderson 1838 worked in cross stitch with goats in a hilly landscape-- 12in x 8½in., both framed and glazed

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A sampler by Rebecca Chapman 1845, worked in coloured silks with a verse...

A sampler by Rebecca Chapman 1845, worked in coloured silks with a verse "Love God" and a domed and turretted building surrounded by blossom trees and flower urns, within a stylised carnation border-- 13in x 17in

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A collage of silks forming a flower-filled cornucopia, with thistle and...

A collage of silks forming a flower-filled cornucopia, with thistle and acorn sprigs-- 8in x 10in., framed and glazed, 2nd half of 19th century ; another embroidered picture worked with coloured silks, aerophane, metal threads and spangles, framing a painted female saint-- 7½in x 9½in., framed, 19th

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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An embroidered picture worked in chenille and metal threads of a low basket...

An embroidered picture worked in chenille and metal threads of a low basket of roses, tulips and other flowers, against an ivory silk ground-- 14in x 10in., framed and glazed, 1st half of 19th century

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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An embroidered panel worked in chenille threads and appliqué, with a...

An embroidered panel worked in chenille threads and appliqué, with a cartouche entwined with leaves, framing a bird perched on a cherry sprig within a border of flowerrs including roses, tulips and convulvulus-- 17½in x 23in., mounted, mid 19th century ; and another panel of ivory silk embroidered

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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A map sampler by Sarah Wilson, 1849, worked in coloured silks, with the...

A map sampler by Sarah Wilson, 1849, worked in coloured silks, with the counties of England worked within a floral frame, the corners each with a wreath worked with the names of continents, within a trailing border-- 17in x 12in., framed

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £20 - £100

Date: 12 Oct 1993

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An embroidered picture worked in coloured silks and chenille with a bunch...

An embroidered picture worked in coloured silks and chenille with a bunch of flowers including convulvulus, roses and carnations-- 11½in x 14in., framed and glazed, circa 1800

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 12 Oct 1993