Georgian Silkwork Embroidery Finest Needlework 18th Century English Circa 1790
This is a beautiful George III period embroidery that was wrought during the last quarter of the eighteenth century. This is one of the finest examples of a floral arrangement that we have seen. Please study the immaculately executed stitching in the very complicated design yet in the very small scale. We think that like us, you will marvel at this Georgian needleworkers patience and skill. We have seen similar samplers with the floral /spray in a basket designs that have originated from the Delaware needlework schools in America. This piece would compliment them beautifully.
We see an abundant array of vibrant flowers in dazzling full bloom that are all rising in column like form from a superb Georgian basket. We can identify cornflowers, carnations and honeysuckle too name but a few. Two insects can be seen at the top and bottom of the arrangement busily looking for sweet nectar. The basket rests upon a striped grassy hillock. Worked in many, many colored threads upon a plain woven silk ground; this really is a beautiful arrangement and the colors have hardly faded from their original vibrancy.
Size: The frame measures 14.75" by 14.25", the inner silkwork measuring 9.5" by 10".
Condition: The frame is sound and sturdy. The inner gilded sand decoration has dulled over time. The original old bubbled glass remains. The silk embroidered threads retains their FABULOUS colouring. There is some slight perishing to the silk ground at 11/12 o'clock and 4 o'clock but very minimal. To the left side of the silk ground are some historic darkened patches ( 3 horizontal bars), probably damp transference from old English walls.
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