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RARE 14.5" Sq. Antique Victorian Beadwork Needlepoint Panel
A whopping huge 14.5" square of fine Victorian beadwork set against a ground of light brown silk needlepoint - perfect panel for you to make up into one of those opulently down-filled and tassle-fringed accent pillows we all love so much. The panel has great colors for any decor, and has been framed all these years so the canvas is in extraordinarily fine condition - supple and perfect for use in your pillowtop. You could go ahead and frame it, of course, but it's the kind of panel we all search for for our pillows. Rich colors, very fine condition with only the very minimal amount of bead loss - easily replaced in only a few minutes with your needle and beads. This one is truly special! Great border in beadwork, too. Isn't is just smashing!
Very good condition, as with all our antique tapestry panels, it has been thoroughly sanitized and laundered and carries no dusty musty odors or surface dirt. Clean and clear, it's all ready to work with. Some bleeding of the dyes into the old canvas, can't be helped but it won't show anyway. A superb panel that very likely represents an entire year's work at the hands of some mid-1800s lady. You can't afford to pay someone to recreate this type of needlework. It was a 19th century women's art, you know, blocked as most were from the art world in general, they played out their creativity in needlework such as this.
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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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