Pair of 17th Century Italian Applique Wall Hangings
About this piece
Applique on velvet, with checked geometric border with flame stitch surrounding stylised floral decoration; the large blue and pink flower in the centre near the top and the similar centrally placed large flower near the bottom being irises, the pair of yellow flowers two-thirds down being daffodils and the large central pink flowers probably being poppies. Both panels are mounted on stretchers
Italian, circa 1680 - 1700
Rushbrooke Hall, Bury St. Edmonds (now demolished, 4th image)
The V&A has a very similar 17th Wall Hanging in its collection (5th image), with geometric border and floral decoration
Museum number 128 -1873
H 244cm x W 58.5cm
H 96¼" x W 23"
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