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Four Stitched Slips. First Half Seventeenth Century

It is exceptionally rare to find a panel such as this example of 'slips' fully worked but for some reason never used.
Framed Size 12 X 26ins 30 X 66 cms

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Solomon Receiving the Queen of Sheba

Worked in a variety of complex stitches in coloured silks. Dressed in contemporary costume, Solomon bears a strong resemblance to Charles I. The subject is set within an exotic landscape with royal beasts. Mid 17th Century.
Framed size: 67 x 48 cm

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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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17th Century Needlework Panel

An exceptional finely embroidered needlework panel, worked with densely positioned motifs including a central cartouche surrounded by flowering plants, trees, insects and animals on a background of minute diaper patterned satin stitch. Of particular interest is a large lion, his face with clearly defined human features. Stitches include petit point, satin, brick and rococo.
English. Circa 1650

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