A George II mahogany pole screen, circa 1750.

The moulded square frame encloses a Soho tapestry panel.

This depicts a landscape setting in which a falcon clutches a duck in its talons, whilst watched by a crow perched on a branch above.

On a tapering baluster stem and outsplayed cabriole tripod, 140cm.

Soho is a somewhat generic name for many of the tapestries made in England in the 17th Century.

It was difficult to distinguish the work of different workshops as very few of the tapestries were signed, with notable exceptions, such as those of the Vanderbank workshops in Great Queen Street, from 1689.

However, as most of the tapestry makers lived and worked in Soho, the name provided a convenient overarching description.


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