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Period English Embroidered Textiles

Amongst our important collection of seventeenth century embroidery will be found raisedwork (sometimes referred to as stump work) oftain embellished with precious stones, pearls, beads, spangles and coral, these charming items are highly collected. Other techniques including canvas work and tent-stitch pictures are to be found with both religious (usually old testament) and domestic subjects. Although such objects as coifs, caskets and purses are increasingly rare we aim to have examples of the highest quality. Seventeenth century samplers of spot motif and band form along with white work and black work (Spanish work) may also be seen in the collection.

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17th century embroidered panel

Fine 17th century English raised and silk work embroidered panel depicting two of the Virtues centrally placed within an intricately worked cartouche. At each corner four fantastical birds are worked in coloured metal purl with the silk satin ground covered in individual motifs depicting insects, animals and flowers. The central cartouche worked also in metal purl, metal thread and coloured silk threads may indicate the workshop of John Nelham for the pattern drawing. Retaining good original colour and condition.
Framed size 49 x 39 cm

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Silk Embroidered Picture c. 1710

Extremely finely worked silk embroidered picture depicting a courting couple set in a fanciful pastoral landscape. Worked in vibrant coloured silks on a silk satin ground this embroidered picture retains exceptional original colour and condition. English Circa 1710.
Framed size 50 x 36 cm

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English eighteenth century Pastoral Scenes

Fine pair of English eighteenth century pastoral scenes, the first depicting a shepherd surrounded by his sheep and spotty dog, the second a seated shepherdess holding a lamb with her dog and sheep. The oversized squirrel adds to the sense of whimsy. Charmingly rendered in coloured silks on a linen canvas ground. English, mid eighteenth century.
Framed size 40 x 36 cm

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Needlework Panel. Mid 18th Century

Embroidered Needlework figurative panel, circa 1730 initialled MP. Depicting a couple places in a pastoral landscape.
Framed size 21 cm x 25 cm

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Canvas Work. 18th Century

Fine 18th century canvas work embroidery depicting the story of 'Rebecca At The Well' Worked in bright coloured silks on a canvas ground, this fine example retains exceptional original colour and condition. Conservation Mounted and Framed behind U V protective glass.
English circa 1730

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Beadwork Panel 17th Century

Rare dated and initialled seventeenth century beadwork panel. Initialled EB and dated 1655. English.
Framed size 42 x 35 cm

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Silk Needlework picture. 17th Century

Fine and colourful seventeenth century embroidered needlework picture. Retaining good colour it is fully conservation, mounted and framed behind UV Protective glass.
Framed size 75 cm x 64 cm

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