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October 2017

by Juliana on October 31, 2017

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March 2017

by Juliana on March 15, 2017

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Tapestry’s History a Mystery

by Juliana on March 14, 2010

The best part of the antique business is finding that certain something that, in a single glance, makes your heart soar.  In that moment its age and uniqueness arouse an emotion.  The most disappointing part is the inability (without great expense or labor) to ascertain it past.  Such is the case with this extrordinary tapestry.

The most information we received about it was from a customer who worked for its last owner and claimed the woman brought it back from a trip to Denmark.  It has a William Morris look to it or, as a local appraiser suggested, an East Indian influence.

The tapestry is a very intricate, handmade wool applique’ with embroidered outline and detail.  It appears to have been constructed approx. 100 years ago.  A new back and border have been added.  It is in good condition with only a few nibbles here and there.  The colors are bright and even – no faded spots.  It measures 55″ high, 58″wide.  Price $2,800.

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