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Rebekah Greeting Eliezer

Eliezer was Abraham's servant and his meeting at the well with Rebekah was a popular needlework subject at the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth century, both in raised work and tent stitch. English. Circa 1700.

Framed size: 66 x 60 cm.

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Bead Work Basket. Mid 17th Century.

A rare bead work basket of small size depicting a noble couple she proffering flowers and her partner with a doffed hat. Baskets such as this example, like embroideries from the same period depicting similar images, were probably made to celebrate an engagement or betrothal. English. Circa 1660.

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Panel depicting King David and Bathsheba

An unusual bead work roundel featuring a centrally positioned angel playing a horn, flanked on either side by a mythical griffon and a wyvern. In fine condition with good detail.
English. Late 17th century. Framed Size. 26 x 24 ins

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Reticella Panel

Probably Italian circa 1660

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Hagar and Ishmael

Hagar and Ishmael have been cast into the wilderness but fortunately a helpful angel is pointing to a source of water. Brightly coloured silks and wool. English. Circa 1720.

Framed size: 56 x 59.5 cm. (22.5 x 24 ins.)

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Cope Hood

A fine cope hood with heavy metallic fringed border. The faces and hands of The Virgin and Christchild worked in split stitch, the robes in couched floss silk and gold thread on a gold thread diapered ground. Spanish or Italian. Circa 1580.

Framed size: 71 x 69 cm.

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