All original Charles II stump work picture, circa 1660-85. An intricate depiction of a woman with flute, flanked by a leopard and lion within an elaborate floral boarder worked with silk thread, sea pearls, sequins and coil work on a silk ackground. The gilded frame is from the 18th Century and measures 18" by 14".
17th Century European needlework with sequins, gold and silk thread, possibly an ecclesiastical fragment, that may have been part of a vestment or an alter covering. The female figure is possibly the 14th Century, Saint Catherine of Siena, who believed she had received the stigmata without any physical evidence. Typically, she carries the lily in her hand and a shield over her heart. Catherine worked to return the Papacy to Rome from France and establish peace among the Italian city-states.. She, along with St. Francis was the patron saint of Italy. The later 19th Century frame was likely made to fit the shape.
Fine needlework was the pride of every wealthy English home. In this early 18th C. English needlework picture, the characteristic incongruity of proportions from animals, flora and human figures is ever present. Here a seated lady dressed as a shepherdess, listens to the music of the gentleman playing on his pipes. They are set in a pastoral scene; a favorite subject matter of this period. The early veneered frame surrounding this needlework measures 17 1/4" wide by 13 1/4".
A fine 18th Century N.E. flame stitch pocketbook made for Elizabeth Baldwin born in MA. Baldwin family were among the early settlers of Saxon origin, descendants of Mitilda, married William the Conqueror.
An 18th Century European wedding cap having intricate, fine needwork of gold and silver thread with sequins.
18th Century English needlework domed box with foliate decoration, worked in silk on a pleasing blue silk background, having an applied tape on all of the edges and fringe at the opening. Some wear on the outside and
tears and wear in the interior.
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PANTRY & HEARTH at THE 1775 BARN
18th Century English needlework panel in painted frame, depicting often represented motif of out of scale fauna
and flora in a stylized landscape setting, approximately 36" long.
Mid 18th Century English needlework in its original Queen Anne frame. This finely executed and detailed work
represents a pleasant bucolic scene with a couple dressed in period attire, gathering fruit in a woven basket amidst a stylized background.
Circa 1840 draw string pocketbook made of satin and embroidered in silk tread with a theorem motif on both
sides. Provenance: Ruth Stiles, Woodbury, Connecticut
18th Century needlework pocketbook, probably French.
Two 19th Century American hooked runners (sold separately). Left with all around diamond border made of wool and hemp is approximately 12' long. Right with over all fleur de lei pattern made of wool and cloth measures about 17' long.
Late 17th or very early 18th Century fine needlework depicting a cornucopia of flowers, probably French. Made into a pillow and backed with velvet by Cora Ginsburg, From Cora's personal collection.
19th Century, New England hooked rug from the private collection of MaryBeth Keene.