Ottoman metal-thread curtain of the Holy Ka'ba door (burqa), Egypt, period of Sultan Abdulhamid I, dated 1194 AH/1780 AD silk with applied silver and silver-gilt thread, comprising cartouches, medallions and frames containing inscriptions and floral details, open slit for door, with architectural design 600 by 270cm.

Ottoman metal-thread curtain of the Holy Ka'ba door (burqa), Egypt, period of Sultan Abdulhamid I, dated 1194 AH/1780 AD silk with applied silver and silver-gilt thread, comprising cartouches, medallions and frames containing inscriptions and floral details, open slit for door, with architectural design 600 by 270cm.

Ottoman red-ground saddle-cover, Turkey, mid-19th century of rectangular form, with a red velvet ground decorated with yellow and silver gilt threads with embroidered and appliqué work, featuring palmettes and floral designs with leafy fronds and sequins throughout, the border with a meandering vine with tulip stems, dark purple silk lining to reverse 108 by 106cm.

Ottoman red-ground saddle-cover, Turkey, mid-19th century of rectangular form, with a red velvet ground decorated with yellow and silver gilt threads with embroidered and appliqué work, featuring palmettes and floral designs with leafy fronds and sequins throughout, the border with a meandering vine with tulip stems, dark purple silk lining to reverse 108 by 106cm.

Medallion Ushak carpet, first half of 17th century; Ottoman Western Anatolia, Ushak region

Medallion Ushak carpet, first half of 17th century; Ottoman Western Anatolia, Ushak region

Ottoman velvet panel, Turkey, 17th/18th Century of rectangular form, decorated with red and green voided velvet threads on a cream ground, with stylised floral stems, possibly roses or carnations, the border with a similar floral vine, each end with framed foliate designs 130 by 66cm.

Ottoman velvet panel, Turkey, 17th/18th Century of rectangular form, decorated with red and green voided velvet threads on a cream ground, with stylised floral stems, possibly roses or carnations, the border with a similar floral vine, each end with framed foliate designs 130 by 66cm.

Ottoman silk and metal-thread embroidered panel, 18th Century of rectangular form, decorated with appliqué work composed of silver, bronze and gold coloured threads on an ochre velvet ground with a design centering on a foliate tree emanating from an ornate vase between two columns under a vegetal canopy, the border with scrolling floral vines 191 by 112cm.

Ottoman silk and metal-thread embroidered panel, 18th Century of rectangular form, decorated with appliqué work composed of silver, bronze and gold coloured threads on an ochre velvet ground with a design centering on a foliate tree emanating from an ornate vase between two columns under a vegetal canopy, the border with scrolling floral vines 191 by 112cm.

Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal thread (Çatma) Panel, Turkey, circa 17th century the crimson silk velvet ground with offset rows of carnation fan palmettes and tulips, mounted on canvas and framed 164 by 73.5cm.

Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal thread (Çatma) Panel, Turkey, circa 17th century the crimson silk velvet ground with offset rows of carnation fan palmettes and tulips, mounted on canvas and framed 164 by 73.5cm.

Ottoman silver-gilt and nielloed penbox (divit) bearing the tughra of Mehmed IV (r.1648-87), Turkey, second half 17th century the surface set with silver-gilt tulip motifs with engraved and incised designs on a ground entirely covered in niello decoration comprising tight floral scrolls, the inkwell lid with turquoise enamel and set with turquoise stone, the underside stamped with the tughra of Sultan Mehmed IV within an incised flowerhead 29.7cm. length.

Ottoman silver-gilt and nielloed penbox (divit) bearing the tughra of Mehmed IV (r.1648-87), Turkey, second half 17th century the surface set with silver-gilt tulip motifs with engraved and incised designs on a ground entirely covered in niello decoration comprising tight floral scrolls, the inkwell lid with turquoise enamel and set with turquoise stone, the underside stamped with the tughra of Sultan Mehmed IV within an incised flowerhead 29.7cm. length.

Ottoman silk and metal-thread textile, Turkey, 17th Century of rectangular form, woven with ochre and gilt threads, decorated with a cerise silk repeat pattern of composite floral heads on foliate stems including tulips, carnations and peonies, olive green and blue silk floral detailing, with old collection label to reverse written in Dutch which reads '496E/01, 18th Century Venetian Gold Brocade, RAI'  80 by 60cm.

Ottoman silk and metal-thread textile, Turkey, 17th Century of rectangular form, woven with ochre and gilt threads, decorated with a cerise silk repeat pattern of composite floral heads on foliate stems including tulips, carnations and peonies, olive green and blue silk floral detailing, with old collection label to reverse written in Dutch which reads '496E/01, 18th Century Venetian Gold Brocade, RAI' 80 by 60cm.

Ottoman silk and metal-thread embroidered wall hanging with tughra of Sultan Mehmed V (r.1909-18), Turkey, early 20th century the black silk ground embroidered with silver and silver-gilt metal threads with tughra of Mehmed V surrounded by a laurel wreath, with crossed quivers tied with a ribbon and paired garlands above, framed by calligraphic bands and foliate details on red, green and yellow silk grounds 260 by 158cm.

Ottoman silk and metal-thread embroidered wall hanging with tughra of Sultan Mehmed V (r.1909-18), Turkey, early 20th century the black silk ground embroidered with silver and silver-gilt metal threads with tughra of Mehmed V surrounded by a laurel wreath, with crossed quivers tied with a ribbon and paired garlands above, framed by calligraphic bands and foliate details on red, green and yellow silk grounds 260 by 158cm.

Ottoman silk and metal-thread embroidered wall hanging with tughra of Sultan Salim III (r.1789-1807), Turkey, 19th century the black silk ground applied with red and green panels, embroidered with silver and silver-gilt metal threads, with a central mosque lamp containing mirrored calligraphy, framed within an archway, with tughra of Salim III 214 by 127cm.

Ottoman silk and metal-thread embroidered wall hanging with tughra of Sultan Salim III (r.1789-1807), Turkey, 19th century the black silk ground applied with red and green panels, embroidered with silver and silver-gilt metal threads, with a central mosque lamp containing mirrored calligraphy, framed within an archway, with tughra of Salim III 214 by 127cm.

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