This early 19th Century silk work is silk thread on a woven silk fabric. The scene is an elegant woman gathering flowers in her garden. A cottage and church are in the background. Framed, it measures 15 1/2" by 13 1/2". The image size is 9 3/4" by 7 7/8".
The objects in the scene are all created with very fine needle work with multicolor silk thread. The sky and clouds are painted-in. The effect is quite enjoyable. These silk works were common to both England and the U.S. in the early 1800's. Judging from the thatched cottage we suspect this is an English piece although it could be American using an English pattern. 1820 to 1840.
The silk work is on its original stretcher, in its original frame with the original reverse painted glass with black and gold border.
The condition is excellent; it was obviously taken care of. The frame was a bit beat up and has been restored. The backing board looks to be a replacement; probably in the late 1800s. We have cut the corner off the lower right of the board to allow sight of the back of the silk work.
Georgian Silk Work in Gilded Frame