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TEFAF, Maastricht 2015

Two hundred and seventy five of the world’s most prestigious art and antiques dealers will gather at TEFAF Maastricht, 13 -22 March 2015.

Amongst those showing carpets and textiles at the institutional event are London and New York based Mallett Antiques. They will present an 18th century tapestry attributed to the John Vanderbank Studio, which operated under the direction of John Vanderbank in Soho, London between the 1690s and 1717. The figurative design is directly influenced by Oriental lacquer screens of the period, and depicts Turkish, Indian and European figures. Mallett will also exhibit a silk and wool tapestry and an arabesque tapestry fragment, both attributed to Joshua Morris.

TEFAF 2015

Soho Tapestry, Wool and silk, 240 x 260 cm, England, circa 1700, Attributed to John Vanderbank (1683-1717), Mallett

Galerie Neuse will show the Flemish tapestry, The Falcon’s Bath circa 1410 – 1415, first seen at the same show a couple of years ago. A similar piece with the design reversed is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, New York (2011.93). Alberto Di Castro will show a collection of Egyptian textile panels dating from 4th – 8th century AD, and Galerie Kevorkian will present a Safavid brocade panel. See a separate HALI web post on the South German carpet collection to be offered by Franz Bausback here.

African sculpture can be seen on the stand of Lucas Ratton, and Brussels based, Didier Claes will show ‘3 Important Masks’ from the collection of Dr. Alex Rafaeli. These were some of the collector’s earliest acquisitions, made before 1939.

TEFAF 2015

The Falcon’s Bath, tapestry, Netherlands, circa 1410 – 1415, Galerie Neuse

Mallett, TEFAF 2015

Tapestry attributed to Joshua Morris, 18th century, Mallett

Mallett, TEFAF 2015

Tapestry attributed to Joshua Morris, 18th century, Mallett

Galerie Kevorkian, TEFAF 2015

Safavid brocade panel, Iran, silk and metal threads, 216 x 70 cm, late 17th-early 18th century, Galerie Kevorkian

Alberto Di Castro, TEFAF 2015

Textile panels, Linen and wool, Egypt, Coptic art, 4th-8th century AD, Alberto Di Castro

Didier Claes, TEFAF 2015

Kwele mask, Gabon, Didier Claes

Didier Claes, TEFAF

Guro maske, Ivory Coast, Didier Claes




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