A beautiful American embroidery modeled after the embroideries commissioned in and brought home from the Treaty Port cities of China, Japan, and Manila by sailors around the turn of the 19th C into the 20th C. This delightful piece depicts an American Bald Eagle clutching the staff of an American flag, the flag furling in the wind, tassels flying. A charming, homegrown effort with all the quirks inherent to Folk Art. A fine piece of patriotic Americana.
Framed under glass in a quartersawn American oak frame with a loosely woven muslin dust cover, probably original and a treasure in itself. Ready to hang.
CONDITION is excellent antique. The piece is silk embroidered on a piece of silk that has yellowed but is not shattering, there are a few pin-head sized dark spots mentioned only for accuracy. The silk ground is wavy in places due to the tension created by the embroidery, and the frame has expected minor wear. Please look at the photographs. Measures 20 3/4" square overall with a sight size of 16" square. Weighs 6 lbs. 14 oz.
This is a handsome piece with crossover appeal to many areas of collecting. Folk Art, Americana, embroideries - treat yourself or someone special. Enjoy!