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About Peta Smyth Antique Textiles

Peta Smyth Antique Textiles

Description

Peta Smyth has been dealing in antique textiles since 1976. The shop, at 42 Moreton Street in Pimlico, is renowned for its extensive and comprehensive stock of beautiful and fine textiles, and attracts a loyal and diverse clientele of interior designers, antiques dealers and private collectors.

With an emphasis on European textiles of the 16th century through to the 19th century, and textiles from further afield intended for the European market, particular attention is concentrated on tapestries, needlework for the upholstery of antique furniture, and silk brocades, damasks, and velvets, together with crewelwork and other embroidery, appliquéd and printed textiles, curtains and smaller decorative pieces such as cushions, braids and fringes.

We also provide access to a range of restoration and conservation services, and advice on the proper treatment and hanging of textiles and tapestries.

Prospective clients are welcome to contact us by telephone, fax, or email, although it is not necessary to make an appointment to visit.

Latest items
A fine 17th century Brussels verdure tapestry
 

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A fine 17th century Brussels verdure tapestry

By Jan van Leefdael (1603-1668) Worked in coloured silks and wools with a pair of leopards rather incongruously situated in a northern European landscape, one...

An embroidered silk panel
 

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An embroidered silk panel

The silk embroidery in various stitches that decorates this joined panel of satin would almost certainly have been professional work, and intended for a dress. ...

A 16th century Flemish tapestry panel
 

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A 16th century Flemish tapestry panel

The most famous representation of a boar hunt predates the present fragment by a quarter of a century; The Killing of the Wild Boar (Month of December)from the ...

Coverlet
 

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Coverlet

The cover consists of four joined widths of silk damask brocaded with Bizarre motifs in silk and metal thread and silk chenille. Peter Thornton, in Baroque and ...

A pair of 19th century silk velvet hangings
 

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A pair of 19th century silk velvet hangings

Of late 17th century Palio design, with a design of leaves and flowers that includes the Florentine giglio, or fleur de lys, in a burgundy cut silk velvet with ...

An embroidered orphrey panel
 

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An embroidered orphrey panel

The Virgin is shown holding the Child and standing on an anthropomorphised crescent moon, an allusion to her chastity. The iconography has links with that of th...

18th century needlework picture
 

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18th century needlework picture

Harlequin and Columbine

A Northern German tapestry cushion cover
 

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A Northern German tapestry cushion cover

Possibly woven in Schleswig Holstein. A cushion with a similar tapestry cover is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Accession Number...

18th century needlework for a chair seat and back
 

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18th century needlework for a chair seat and back

The back with two elegantly dressed huntresses worked in petit point.

Woollen velvet
 

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Woollen velvet

Woollen velvet of this period, comparatively little of which survives, was referred to in various terms, such as mockado, caffoy, and Utrecht velvet. This last,...