A George II mahogany pole screen, circa 1750.

The almost square moulded frame enclosing a Soho tapestry panel depicting a vase of flowers; with leaf-carved tripod base and claw and ball feet, 142cm.

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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