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153* Embroidered binding. An embroidered crimson velvet binding cover, 17th century, red velvet sidings from a binding sometime made into a folder for correspondence, worked in high relief in gold and silver metal threads, incorporating spangles, with a design of bunches of grapes, vine leaves and tendrils, and stems of wheat, generally rubbed and threadbare in places, with one or two early repairs, 30 x 49cm (11.75 x 19.25ins), mounted in a box frame, glazed A sumptuous binding which would have been worked for an ecclesiastical book, most likely a Bible. The imagery of grape vine and wheat are obvious allusions to Biblical symbolism. Christ refers to himself as ‘the true vine’, and the Church variously as ‘vine branches’ or ‘the vineyard’; wheat represents believers as opposed to weeds which symbolise unbelievers, and Christ referred to himself as ‘the bread of life’. (1) £700-1000

150* Clothing. A collection of vintage clothing and accessories, including a gold damask blouse, several hats and bonnets, a long lace-trimmed cream taffeta petticoat, a tapestry dolly bag, a moiré silk-lined crocodile-skin handbag with matching purse and mirror, initialled in gold letters 'EFAC', four pairs of leather children's shoes with ankle straps, a black satin evening gown with beaded straps, seven pairs of kid gloves, some elbow-length, and a pair of fur gloves, and a number of fur stoles, various sizes and condition (2 cartons)


151* Curtains. Two pairs of matching heavy damask curtains, late 20th century, gold damask weighted curtains, interlined, and with cream cotton lining, drop 251.5cm (99ins), width 227cm (89.25ins), together with four large gold tassell tie-backs (8)


152* Dougill (Patricia, 20th century). An archive of original drawings and textile art, including a number of large textile pictures and panels, some framed, and a large number of smaller pieces, several portfolios of sketches, project books containing sketches, cuttings, and fragments of textile design, loose samples of patchwork, collage, knitting, etc., together with a large quantity of artist materials, including gold and coloured threads, beads and sequins, pens and pigments, brushes, wools, wooden weaving and spinning tools, trimmings, curtain accessories, and zippers, plus a number of original typescripts, plus a large portfolio of original artwork by Frederick Goudie, and some related books of photographs and ephemera, plus a boxfile of ephemera relating to Kenneth Goudie, including autograph letters signed from Michael Cole and Tim Sebastian Kenneth Goudie (1926-2013), described as a colossus in the BBC’s radio newsroom at Broadcasting House, was editor of the ‘Today’ programme and ‘The World Tonight’. He married artist Patricia Dougill, whose father with the architect and town planner Wesley Dougill. Kenneth and Patricia had two children, Lucy and Fred. (-) £200-300


154* King George IV. A crimson velvet ceremonial bag carried by Lord Charles Cavendish-Bentinck at the coronation of George IV, circa 1821, large red velvet bag edged with gold metal looped fringing, large buttonholes along top edge threaded with red and gold braid terminating in a tassell at each end, matching tassells to lower corners of bag, lined with red silk (slightly worn), dimensions excluding tassells 53 x 39cm (21 x 15.25ins), with manuscript label in the hand of Lady Ottoline Morrell ‘This bag was the bag that Lord Charles Bentinck my grandfather carried as Treasurer of the Household’ Provenance: From the collection of Lady Ottoline Morrell, thence by descent. Lord Charles Cavendish-Bentinck (1780-1826) was notorious for the scandal of his elopement with Anne, Lady Abdy, a niece of the Duke of Wellington, in 1815. Lord Bentinck was Treasurer of the Household between 1812 and 1826, and this bag was carried by him at the coronation of King George IV in 1821. His part in the procession was recorded thus: ‘Treasurer of his Majesty’s Household, bearing the crimson bag with the medals’. (1) £300-500

Dominic Winter  

Fine Art, Antiques & Photography | Thursday 6 October 2016 - High Res