Magnificent Fabrics from Spain, Portugal and Italy : Rich Velvets, Brocades, Damasks, Embroideries and Tapestries, Including Superb Renaissance Examples; The Collection of Messrs. V. and L. Benguiat, Paris and Florence; Including Property Dispersed in Liqu

Magnificent Fabrics from Spain, Portugal and Italy : Rich Velvets, Brocades, Damasks, Embroideries and Tapestries, Including Superb Renaissance Examples; The Collection of Messrs. V. and L. Benguiat, Paris and Florence; Including Property Dispersed in Liqu

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Excerpt from Magnificent Fabrics From Spain, Portugal and Italy: Rich Velvets, Brocades, Damasks, Embroideries and Tapestries, Including Superb Renaissance Examples; The Collection of Messrs. V. And L. Benguiat, Paris and Florence; Including Property Dispersed in Liquidation of B. Benguiat Co., Inc., New York The present catalogue contains the important collection ofsilver and embroidered with armorial bearings, a piece of the high cst rarity. As opposed to this formal splendor are the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese embroideries of the seventeenth and eigh teenth centuries in which attention is lavished on the careful work ing out of detail; the meticulous shading and contouring of flowers and fruits, point St. Cyi - the refinement of petit point - and such niceties give us a truly incredible picture of the patience, industry and technical skill of the embroiderers of the time. These quali ties are exhibited nowhere more strikingly than In the important Italian silk embroidery hanging [no. Probably used as the tester Of 'a bedstead and heavy with gorgeous fruit and floral dec oration about the painted figure of a sleeping cherub. The tapestries offered comprise Flemish, Aubusson and Felletin verdures, a sixteenth century Brussels tapestry The Edict of Cyrus [no. With luxuriant wide borders; an English Renaissance tapestry, Hercules and Antaeus [no. A French tapestry of 1540 with beautiful rose border; and an important Brussels Re naissance hanging [no The Flight of Cornelia. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author(s)
American Art Association
Format
Paperback | 202 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 11mm | 277g
Publication date
02 Aug 2018
Publisher
Forgotten Books
Language
English
Illustrations note
86 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1528423062
ISBN13
9781528423069