26 juin 2009

A Dutch embroidered, raised work and applique metal thread floral coffer, together with other accessories, first half 17th centu

A Dutch embroidered, raised work and applique metal thread floral coffer, together with other accessories, first half 17th century comprising of a coffer, two pairs of gloves and further keepsakes: Coffer: with each of the four panels and the curved coffer top finely worked with couched gilt-metal trailing stems with various raised flower-heads (including tulips) and leaves, the cream silk satin ground applied with scattered gilt-metal spangles and purl-work, supported by blue ribbon when opened, the right hand side... [Lire la suite]