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CT ES March 20, 1929
Dear Mrs. McAneey, 
       Mr. Fatio informs me that you have decided to keep that very fine tapestry which we sent you on approval. It is needless for me to tell you any more about it as we sent you all the particulars referring to it at the time we sent you the tapestry down to Palm Beach. I would just like to call your attention to the fact, however, that it was woven around 1505 which is the Louis XII period and which has been termed the "Golden Era" in tapestry weaving for the reason that it combined the conventional methods of the earlier Gothic weavers together with that of the more exact technique of the tapestry weavers of the commencement of the Renaissance. Like the earlier Gothic tapestries, this type of tapestry is likewise becoming very rare and they have practically disappeared off the market.
       I did not bother you to come in to see the tapestry hanging in your house when I was in Palm Beach because I happened to be down there on a holiday staying with my friends, the Huttons. More-over, I thought it better, under the circumstances, that Mr. Fatio handle the matter himself. 
       As I explained to him in a previous letter, it would be perfectly satisfactory to us if Mr. McAneey wishes to pay a certain amount down now and the balance could be paid at his convenience at any time until the end of the year.
       Now you probably know our firm by reputation, as we are rep-resented in most of the important museums in the Unites States. In fact, we have recently sold two very important things to the Met-tropolitan Museum of Art here.   We were likewise instrumental in bringing together the gr ater part of the Pierpont Morgan Collection. 
       I am herewith taking the liberty of enclosing you with our compliments a pamphlet describing and illustrating our main place in Paris which I thought Mc. [Mr.] McAneey and yourself might be in-terested to read. 
       I might mention that we are virtually closed here in the summer, as we all go over to our main place in Paris for the season. I, personally, am leaving on the 10th of next month.  I hope, 
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