1 August 2013

Antique Textile and Decorative Furnishing

LAPADA member and established Grays dealer Robin Haydock has relocated within Grays to open a stunning new stand downstairs at Grays.  Previously offering fine antique jewellery, Robin now has the space to also display his important collection of antique decorative textiles and tapestries.

The new stand looks fantastic and we had the opportunity to find out what pieces he currently has on display.  Here are our favourites.

A view of the new stand including fine antique jewellery and textiles.

The large piece seen in the image above is a fine hand woven aubusson silk and wool tapestry depicting a shepherd and shepherdess asking a hunting party to intervene and rescue a lamb. There is a chateau in the background and cascade to the foreground, with full borders of floral foliate design.  French - circa 1680.  This large piece measures 279cm x 275cm.

Good Samaritan Tapestry
A late 16th century/early 17th century tapestry (image above) woven in coloured wools and silks with the Good Samaritan attending a traveller, his horse grazing, a woman approaching the trees and buildings in the background. There is a stunning foliate border with a swan to each side and a dog to the top and bottom, each lower corner has a vase of flowers.  This is probably English and was once part of the Mayorcas Collection.  The tapestry measures 56cm x 52cm.

Aubusson Panel Cushions
Also on display are a set of five beautiful Aubusson cushions that have been hand woven in silk and wool circa 1860 with a fringe added at a later date (image above).  Robin has a few decorative items in store too, including a particularly fine Continental parcel gilt wall candle holder from the early 20th century.

Early 20th century gilt wall candle holder
A selection of fine jewellery offered by Robin Haydock

Robin Haydock still stocks a fantastic collection of jewellery dating from around 1780 right through to the present day.  Find his new stand 131-132 downstairs at Grays.

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