Textiles

Detail of 17th-century portrait of Murasaki Shikibu, wearing the j?nihitoe, by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617–1691)

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at The Met

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Written c1000 at the imperial court in Japan by the Lady Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji has had a profound effect on the evolution of literature and romance

Tapestry by van Aelst, Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels), ca. 1548. Story of Creation: God Accuses Adam and Eve after the Fall (detail). Woven under the direction of Jan de Kempeneer (Netherlandish, active 1540–56) and Frans Ghieteels (Netherlandish, active ca. 1545–after 1581), by 1551. wool, silk and gilt metallic thread

Tapestry: Thousands of Threads Weaving the Story of Life

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Tapestry is a hand-woven material with a ribbed surface created as the design is woven, the combinations of threads forming a picture, weaving the story of life

Arab Running

Melbourne Cup Australia – The Horse In Flight, Art and Life

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Through the centuries horses contributed to the cultural development of nearly every country on earth and in art, in flight and in life certainly enriched it

Detail Chinoiserie figures

AA&ADA Antique Fair, Sydney, 2018 – Art, Design and Living

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Members of the Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association August 16 – 19 in Sydney will present a wondrous array of art, antiques, design & jewellery for sale

Art Deco Statuette copy

The Melbourne Fair 2018 – Art, Design, Fashion and Style

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The Melbourne Fair 2018 will feature more than 60 of Australia’s best dealers of antiques and 20th century vintage collectables, which are aligned to Modernism

Deco Archer Statue

The Sydney Fair 2018 – Modernism: The New World of The Past

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The Sydney Fair is a vintage wonderland designed to sell, held annually since 2013, the Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney Showground, Moore Park region of Sydney

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Visitors to Versailles 1682-1789, Journeys France – New York

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The exhibition, Visitors to Versailles 1682–1789, moves to The Met Fifth Avenue New York, a journey creator Louis XIV wouldn’t have contemplated in his lifetime

Art Deco Couch

The Sydney Fair 2017 – Focusing on Movements in Modernism

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The Sydney Fair invites simplicity of line enthusiasts from May 25 – 28, 2017 in the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney for a sale suiting all budgets

Antique Commode

Antiques & Art – AA&ADA Melbourne Fair, At Home at Labassa

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The AA&ADA Melbourne Fair will be held at The National Trust Victoria property Labassa, May 4 – 7, with pieces on show enhanced by its architectural repertoire