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Maharaja’s silver thread embroidered rug – India, 19th c.

Ceremonial Maharaja’s rug with silver thread embroidered on red and green velvet. This embroidery can be used on floor or as a table rug. Zardosi or Aari work – India, 19th century (W. 68 in)

Fireplace screen with mythological tapestry, c. 1720

Fireplace screen Regency period, around 1720 H. 110 cm; L. 69 cm Of animated form in worked walnut on both sides, this screen rests on feet with windings decorated with broad leaves gadrooned and points of shells to the junctions inside and the outside. The frame is decorated with batwing wings forming shell on the bottom rail (on each side) large fluted patterns pointed with flowers on the uprights and accents framing a bouquet of…