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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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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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Tent Stitch 17th Century

Lovely finely worked 17th Century Tent Stitch depicting a lady seated beneath a tree amongst oversized flowers, insects and a perching parrot. The figure with her bowl of fruit is probably a representation for one of the senses, in this case taste is most likely. The needlework is finely wrought in coloured silks on a fine linen canvas ground and retains good original colour and condition. It is conservation mounted and framed beneath UV Protective Museum Glass. English circa 1660.
Framed size 40 x 33 cm

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18th century canvas work panel

Fine 18th century canvas work panel worked in coloured silk on a fine linen canvas ground. The subject of a country dance is a particularly rare and charming subject and one which we have not encountered before. The panel retains exceptional original condition and good original colour. Fully conservation mounted and framed behind UV protective Museum glass. English, Circa 1740.
Framed size 63 x 54 cm

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