Exceptional late 18th Century large embroidery on silk oval picture depicting the discovery of Moses in the Bulrushes by a Royal Princess and her attendant. Garments, water and houses are stitched in silk threads, the surrounding vegetation and landscape in wool, and figures, sky and background in watercolors. It comes in a gilt wood frame with black eglomise / reverse painted glass mat. Unexamined outside of frame, photographed through glass which explains reflections. In very good used condition with minor imperfections to silk as shown. Shipped professionally packed, fully insured with tracking number.
Frame: 22 13/16" by 19 11/16" (58 cm by 50 cm). Mat opening: 16 3/4" by 13 3/4"(42.5 cm by 35 cm) approximately.
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