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Palazzo Rubelli on the Magnificent Grande Canale in Venice

October 5, 2009

Palazzo Corner Spinelli

This is the Palazzo Rubelli, built by the famous architect Mauro Codussi in the late 15th century on the Grand Canal in Venice.  The Palazzo houses the Rubelli’s extensive collection of archival textiles, several of which are in images that follow.


Velo da calice, Francia, 1720 circa. Lampasso decorato da cineserie.

A French chalice cloth of Lampas with a chinoiserie design, woven around 1720.


Venetian silk damask, early 16th century

A Venetian silk damask from the early 16th century, featuring enlarged caper blossoms surrounding a stylized pomegranate.


Hand-woven velvet commissioned by Queen Margherita in 1902

A rare hand-woven, cut and loop velvet that was woven by Rubelli for the Italian royal family in 1902.

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