A Fine English Needlework Picture
Skillfully embroidered using coloured silks in tent stitch
Depicting scenes from the Old Testament
Lives of Esther and King Ahasuerus
Framed and glazed
Dating from circa 1630
Antique condition with appropriate signs of wear commensurate with great age.
Various repairs and restorations have been carried out over the centuries.
Some water staining marks mainly along right hand edge
bright white spots in photos are just reflections from the lights and not damage
SIZE Frame is 23 inches wide x 19 inches high
Compare No. 64 Embroidery in the Burrell Collection Page 93
which cites an near identical embroidery in the Ashmolean Musuem Oxford
bearing the Arms of the Dyers Company. The present example varies in some details but is obviously worked from the same source.
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