Intriguing pair of Georgian silk embroidery c1790 - 1800 period. What is unusual about this pair is the use of silk and wool, very fine embroidery but also very early lithography. The faces and hands of all the figures are applied lithography. The women are in Georgian outfits and hairstyles and the men are in crusader type garb. They may depict a famous scene as it appears someone is exposing possibly a traitor, the women looks quite concerned with her hands clasped together to her chest. Someone who knows history better than I might know what they depict.
They are intact and were reframed by a London framer at some point in their history, probably in the 30’s. The condition of the needlework is wonderful, little to no deterioration of the silk. The variety and complexity of stitches is impressive. The background silk has browned up somewhat in areas. Overall a very mellow gold/brown effect. Some might say the lithography was a restoration but I do not think so. Each framed needlepoint is 12 1/2” x 15”. An amazing find in this fine state of preservation.
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