15th to 19th Century. A Fine English Needlework Picture. Skillfully embroidered using coloured silks in tent stitch. Depicting scenes from the Old Testament. Lives of Esther and King Ahasuerus. Dating from circa 1630. Antique condition with appropriate signs of wear commensurate with great age. Various repairs and restorations have been carried out over the centuries.
Having previously retailed many George III period silkworks, it is always fascinating to come across a scene or subject that is unfamiliar. We like that the diligent needleworker has juxtaposed native traditional British wildlife with the more exotic species introduced from overseas. Of course this was a period when the middle classes were inspired by