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Lot 140. An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal-thread panel (çatma), Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

woven in two parts, joined vertically through the centre, the voided crimson silk velvet ground with rows of carnation fan palmettes emanating from tulips flanked by saz leaves, with central frame delineated, all woven in ivory silk wrapped silver metal thread, mounted onto a stretcher and set within a box frame. Framed: approximately 170 by 129cm. Textile: approximately 157 by 116cm.

Property from the Collection of Argine Benaki Salvago

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