Antique 18th Century Miniature Silkwork Needlework Bird Pair Rare English Circa 1780's Georgian
We are delighted to offer a rare pair of feathered friends; such a lovely change from the usual figurative silkworks of this period. This highly decorative pair of George III era miniature silkworks are offered in their original Hogarth frames with their original eglomise old bubbled glass mounts. To have a pair is a rare treat but to have a pair of birds, well - that is especially pleasing.
These silkworks depict British song birds - we see a colorful Bullfinch type bird and a Song thrush perched upon leafy branches with striped hillock's in the back ground. Both this striped hillock ground and the Carnation type flower are very reminiscent of earlier Stuart period needleworks. The detail is just beautiful.
SIZE: Frame 9.75" by 8.5". The actual visible oval silkwork measures 6.5" by 5.5".
CONDITION: Very good but not quite perfect. The silk ground has a couple of small insect holes on the brown thrush and also some minor foxing. The colorful finch is free from both The eglomise glass is ancient with ripples and air bubbles. The original frames have their surface flaking a little but nothing untoward after 200 plus years. Their original backing paper is long since deteriorated and new nails have secured their original wood backing boards but many years ago. We always tape the edges for transit and to prevent moisture creeping in.
SHIPPING: This item will be shipped for FREE via expedited courier to the UK, USA, Canada and mainland Europe ONLY. Customers from elsewhere in the world would be charged for shipping, please contact us beforehand to discuss. Please make sure that you are up to date with your own countries import fees/ charges as we do not cover these. All customers please also supply us with a contact phone number AT POINT OF PURCHASE as this is a requirement of the courier and your countries customs agency.
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