CIRCA 1760, TWO LUMINOUS ENGLISH SPITALFIELD SILK PANELS
CIRCA 1760, ENGLISH SPITALFIELD SILK PANELS. Two joined panels of Spitalfield silk measuring approx. 82.25 by 20.75 inches, 208.915 cm by 52.705 cm.A luminous cream ribbed silk ground with sub-patterning and large floral sprays in purple, blue and green, warp-faced plain weave ground lampas with discontinuous supplemental patterning wefts (brocade) .The panels are mainly in good condition but there are some skillfully embroidered repairs that were done, a couple of spots near one edge and a few small splits in fabric. Overall good strong condition, the panels are very beautiful. A lovely item for the Spitalfield collector.