Fabulous & Rare 19th Century Victorian Needlepoint Tapestry with Exquisite Colors, Figural Motif & Original Basket Weave Pattern Gilt Gesso on Wood Frame! Just marvelous, both the needlepoint and frame and they appear to be original to each other and are each a distinct work of art! Circa mid-late 1800s, the scene is of a woman seated on what appears to be a blanket or rug, palm tree & small house in the background and an exotic bird/parrot in the tree overhead. There appears to be a crown or halo over the woman's head though I'm unsure if this is after a notable work of art or who the sitter might be. The frame has a superb cross-hatch or basket weave gilt gesso, surrounded by a carved/gadrooned bordering and intricate as can be! An exquisite wall hanging all the way around. Very Good Condition! There is no damage to the needlepoint, a missing stitch or two here & there but that's to be expected. No damage to the carved wood frame, solid wood backing! See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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