Lot 121. Sections from an Ottoman voided velvet and metal thread (çatma) panel, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century; 99 by 63cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.
comprising two panels with same motif joined together, with beige silk and metal thread pattern of large carnations containing tulip and carnation stems, on a crimson silk velvet ground, stapled old collector’s printed card label handwritten: '... 58 (5048), Velours Persan, cramoisi or & argent XVI ... 1/62'.
Provenance: Ex-private collection, Switzerland, pre-1991.
Note: The present lot and the two following all come from a distinguished family associated with the French textile industry. Each of the labels on these lots, dateable to the early twentieth century, attest to their significance not only as samples, but as works of art.
For a comparable example, see Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no.30.95.142.
Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA INCLUDING FINE RUGS AND CARPETS, 01 Apr 2020