metal thread needlework c1580c1620

Metal Thread Needlework, c.1580-c.1620.


| $16,686 USD | €15,259 EUR

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An extremely rare and fine needlework, Late Elizabethan/Early Jacobean, it shows an aerial view of a garden quadrangle with flowers, shrubs and trees. Worked in gold and silver thread on a silk background, accompanied by silk thread flowers and silver spangles .. these have tarnished over the centuries and now show as dark grey.
This is a remarkable survival of costly and aristocratic fashion of the period in astonishingly good condition. It is now in a reproduction frame of 17th century type.
SIZE: 10 x 12.25 inches embroidery. 17 x 19.5 inches framed size.
PROVENANCE: Private Collection for the last 40 years.
Internal Ref: embroid


Height = 43 cm (17")
Width = 49.5 cm (20")
Depth = 4 cm (2")

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