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Trinket Box. 17th Century

Fine and colourful seventeenth century embroidered needlework picture. Retaining good colour it is fully conservation, mounted and framed behind UV Protective glass.
English circa 1650
Approx size 9 cm x 6 cm

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Ladies Stomacher. 18th Century

Fine and exquisitely worked 18th century ladies stomacher. Worked in richly coloured silks and metal thread. In fine original condition retaining good colour.
English circa 1725
Approx size 9 cm x 6 cm

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E (?) Deighton. 1747

A charming tent stitch mid 18th Century canvas work embroidery depicting Charity holding and surrounded by children Over head the sun shines through clouds.

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Return of Jeptha. Circa 1660

Finely worked tent stich embroidery depicting the biblical story of the triumphant return from battle by Jeptha greeted by his daughter. Worked with polychrome silks, metallic thread and crinkled silk.

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18th Century Pole Screens

From the early 18th century to the mid 19th century pole screens were an essential item of furnishing in the English house. The rooms, often cold and draughty were heated by blazing fires. To protect the complexion from such heat adjustable pole screens became popular and supported on a tripod base they became a vehicle for the cabinet maker to show his carving skills and the needle-woman her art.

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Unfinished Embroidery Panel. English. Circa 1720.

An outstanding large early 18th century panel in unfinished state. The colours remain as true today as they were nearly 300 years ago. The central octagonal panel depicts the finding of Moses and is surrounded by a wide ebullient floral border. The well developed under drawing is very clearly defined and of a high professional standard.
Framed Size. 30x26 ins.

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Pastoral landscape C. 1730

Charming eighteenth century embroidered needlework depicting a fine couple seated underneath a tree set in a pastoral landscape. Worked with a variety of different stitch techniques in coloured silk and metal thread on a linen canvas ground this needlework retains very good original condition and colour. English Circa 1730.
Framed size 52 x 44 cm

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Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well. 17th century

Fine 17th century silk work depiction of Rebecca and Eliezer at the well. This popular subject is seen on many 17th century needleworks, with this example retaining outstanding original colour and condition. The central scene is finely worked in coloured silks on a silk satin ground. The floral border is skilfully worked coloured silk covered metal purl.
Framed size 46 x 41 cm

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