On the instructions of the Executors of Canon Timothy Russ Mallams Auctioneers are instructed to sell two fine and early Altar frontals, one is composite and made up of embroidered orphries ranging from the late 13th to the 16th century. Measuring 92 x 166cm it retains remarkable colour.

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The second piece is made from fragments of a deep blue velvet cope with reference to Cardinal John Morton (d. 1500). This altar frontal offers an important example of a Lily Crucifixion, it measures 156 x 101cm.
Both are originally from Sawston Hall, Cambridgeshire and thence by descent.

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The estimate is a conservative £5,000 – £10,000 on each.

The sale also features  wide a selection of Oriental carpets and rugs and the Serjeant Collection of Coptic Textiles – some 56 fascinating examples dating from the 4th-9th Century AD.

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Catalogue available online from Wednesday 15th January at www.mallams.co.uk

 For more information contact Mallams Auctioneers on 01865 241358 or oxford@mallams.preview.vded-zesdig-002.zestdev.com

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