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Embroidery

Amongst our important collection of 17th-century embroidery will be found raised work (sometimes referred to as stump work), often embellished with precious stones, pearls, beads, spangles and coral. These charming items are highly sought after. Embroidery worked in other techniques, such as tent stitch, 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. 17th-century samplers of spot motif and band form, along with whitework and blackwork, may also be seen in the collection.

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Canvas Work. 18th Century

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.

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E (?) Deighton. 1747

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. English

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Needlework Panel. Mid 18th Century

Needlework Panel. Mid 18th Century

Embroidered Needlework figurative panel, circa 1730 initialled MP. Depicting a couple places in a pastoral landscape.

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Shield-Shaped Bag, Circa 1700

Shield-Shaped Bag, Circa 1700

Shield-shaped purse with a carnation on one side and a seven-petalled flower on the other. Likely embroidered by a schoolgirl, this object exhibits beautiful silk shading. The bag's two sides are bordered by gold braid and the interior is made of blue silk. English, circa 1700.

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Unfinished Embroidery Panel. English. Circa 1720.

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.

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English eighteenth century Pastoral Scenes

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.

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Ladies Stomacher. 18th Century

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

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18th Century Pole Screens

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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The Angel Appearing to Mary 1720

The Angel Appearing to Mary 1720

Fine small naive early eighteenth century tent stitch needlework depicting the Angel appearing to Mary. This charming needlework retains superb condition and original colour. Worked in coloured silks on a fine linen canvas ground. English circa 1720.

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