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$ 3,750

Ottoman Coronation Needlepoint Tapestry

Origin Turkey
Period 19th Century
Materials handstitched needlework, gilded frame
W. 46.5 in; H. 58.5 in; D. 3.5 in;
W. 118.11 cm; H. 148.59 cm; D. 8.89 cm;
Condition Good. fine antique condition given age
Creation Date c.1875
Description A grand framed needlepoint tapestry of the nuptial celebration and crowning of a Turkish Panguian (Sultana) in the Royal Courtyard presumably at the Topkapi Palace of the Sultan; overlooking the Bosphorous. The depicted event likely took place prior to 1856, after which the Royal Court was moved to Dolmabahcle by the Sultan Abdul Mecid I. The Sultan and principal Courtier are both bejeweled, with clear faceted 'jewels' stitched into their pendants. The needlework and frame appear to date from the mid to late 19th century; when such decorative elements were prevalent in England as well as on the Continent.
Styles / Movements Middle Eastern, Moorish, Traditional
Patterns Handmade
Dealer Reference Number 1709 JAEE
Incollect Reference Number 379644
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