Posted 3 years ago
This unique textile is from my great grandfather. It has been hangin in my grandmothers house since I can remember (i'm 50 years old)
We wanted to sell it at her Estate sale but did not know the origin or what it may be worth. The tale that was told about this piece was that my grandfather slipped it out of the Country ( which is either England or China). It was not supposed leave it's place of origin. She had an appraiser look at it many years ago and this is what the sheet read
"Islamic or Masonic embroidered Textile panel" ALSO WROTE "Designed in a variation of Horror Vacui style with a center roundel and a frame of mir-a-boteh amid a profusion of diminutive leaves on a black background"
It is roughly 45" X 45" and is framed. Overall size with frame is 49-1/2" X 49-1/2"
Has anyone seen anything like this? I can not find any pictures of anything like this anywhere.
I hope some of you enjoy this piece and have some feedback. It is a unique piece that i would love to keep but would love to know more about! Thanks for your time in advance!