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166* Delabere Carleton (Lady Alison, 1894-1955). An original embroidery design for a chair, pencil and watercolour on paper, showing an 18th century-style design for a chair, depicting an exotic bird in the centre framed by volutes, flowers, and foliage, lightly faded, framed and glazed, 61 x 67cm (24 x 26.5ins), together with an unframed detail of the bird, pencil and watercolour, with pencilled marginalia giving instructions for working in silk, pin holes at corners, 22.5 x 20cm (9 x 7.75ins), plus An original design for a kneeler, by Harris-Jones, pencil and watercolour on paper (latter slightly toned), depicting a scrolling volute design incorporating dragons, birds, flowers, and foliage, 36 x 56cm (14.25 x 22ins), framed and glazed, plus An original embroidery design, pencil and watercolour on paper, depicting a vase of flowers, the flowers flanked by birds, with volute cornerpieces on each side to lower edge, some damage and closed tears, 45 x 55cm (17.75 x 21.5ins), framed and glazed

164* Chair. A Victorian bedroom chair, light mahogany, fluted legs with brass castors, circular back and seat embroidered in wool with a wreath of blue flowers on a cream ground, bordered with blue velvet, height 75cm (29.5ins), together with a Hepplewhitestyle mahogany dining chair, circa 1800, seat embroidered in Berlin wool, with a circular stylised tulip design, in shades of pink, green, and brown, on a mustard yellow ground, height 93cm (36.5ins), and a Victorian cane-seated walnut dining chair with a turned back rail, additional upholstered seat worked in wool in cross-stitch, with a striped floral pattern, in shades of blue, pink, and green, on a cream ground, height 83cm (32.75ins), plus a small box ottoman with lid worked in coloured wools (4)



165* Delabere Carleton (Lady Alison, 1894-1955). An original embroidery design for a stool, pencil and watercolour on cream paper, showing an 18th century-style design for a stool, depicting a dragon and mythical birds amongst exotic flowers on scrolling stems with foliage, monogrammed lower right, 44.5 x 98.5cm (17.5 x 38.75ins), framed and glazed, together with An original design copied from a fragment of 18th century fabric, pencil and watercolour on paper, depicting a frieze of pink roses amongst scallop shell and volutes, within a frame of green scrolling foliate ribbon and berries, generally creased and dusty, 43.5 x 101.5cm (17 x 40ins), framed and glazed, with manuscript label on backboard ‘This is not an original design but was drawn out by Lady Alison from some fragments of 18th century French brocade’ (2)


167* Delabere Carleton (Lady Alison, 1894-1955). A collection of original watercolour designs for needlework, together thirteen large pencil and watercolour designs for needlework, on thick paper or card, depicting flowers, fruit, and birds, for seat covers, clerical vestments, etc., most signed or monogrammed, a number with the address ‘91 Wigmore Street’, some with calligraphic titles and pencilled marginalia giving details of client and date, some creasing, tears, and repairs, sheet size approximately 51 x 68cm (20 x 26.75ins), together with twenty similar large designs by Lady Alison, two with pencilled colouring, and the remainder monochrome designs in black ink for seat covers, most monogrammed, generally frayed, plus fourteen smaller designs, five monochrome and the remainder watercolour, including a pattern for a tea cosy, borders for a chess board, and designs for a set of six dinner mats, various condition and sizes





Dominic Winter  

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