Antique Georgian Era French Silk work Embroidery Tapestry, Frame, Angel & Mortal
Antique Georgian Era French Silk work Embroidery Tapestry in Frame, Angel & Mortal. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. The partial remainder of a framer’s card or label on the backing helps us determine this late 1700s to early 1800s silk embroidery is of French origin, though we see similar embroidery from UK and some other European countries, too. Always appealing, they represent the accepted role of creative energy and’women’s art’ of the era. Women were, with very small exception, not permitted the higher arts of sculpture or painting, but they were taught from an early age to do needle arts. These silk embroidery pieces are, essentially, the paintings done by women, but in stitches rather than brush strokes. I find them ultra-appealing and a little sad, as well. Often truly magnificent, as is the case with this visitation themed scene, complete with a magnificent angel. Very good to excellent for age and type. The open silk and watercolor-painted faces, arms, legs, show some silk deterioration which is, unfortunately, typical of these very old works of needle art. You can see this clearly in our images, I believe, but it bears mention. The frame is the old original, I’m quite sure, though it is true that some of these old silkworks would have had a larger frame and a black lacquered glass mat/glazing. The frame shown seems certainly to be as old as the needlework, however, so we’ll assume it is the original. The photo of the piece has a bit of glare on the glass so we’ve also taken photos of it slightly on angle which distorts the true oval a bit but shows the stitchwork more clearly and colors, too. Isn’t it just a true treasure! We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item “Antique Georgian Era French Silk work Embroidery Tapestry, Frame, Angel & Mortal” is in sale since Friday, November 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Tapestries”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original