Ottoman Embroidery, A Very Rare And Fine Ottoman Embroidered Ceremonial Metal-Thread On Red Velvet Cloth Circular Sofra Bezi (Table Cover), Probably Istanbul, Turkey, 19th Century.

Identification Number: 161


Of a circular form the very vibrant wine red silk-velvet is decorated and embroidered with beautiful and very rich gilt metal-thread (probably silver) and spiral wires, with various floral motives, scrolling, palmettes, vases and peacocks.

The rim is embroidered to an additional trimmed long fringe shaped tassels probably of a European (French) origin.

For similar example, please see Sadberk Hanim Museum, 12 July 1988, Sevgi Gonul, Istanbul-Turkey, a number of Turkish Customs, Figure No. 1 pages 166-167.
For other example please see Silk of the Hand, Delight of the Eye, Ottoman embroideries in the Sadberk Hanim Museum Collection, by Hulya Bilgi, lots 49 & 48.
For another example please see Istanbul, The City And The Sultan, lot No. 54 page 65.
For another examples please see, Sotheby’s Art of the Islamic World, 24 April 2013 lot No. 281 & Sotheby’s Art of the Islamic World, 09 October 2013 lot No. 171 page 157 & Sotheby’s Art of the Islamic World, 20 April 2016, lot No. 197 page 168.

Condition: very good, minor ware and tear.

88 cm. diam. including tassels 110.