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.