ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ERA SILK Embroidery Sampler18th c English Mahogany Frame
For your consideration is this absolutely wonderful antique silk on silk embroidery. This hand made tapestry would have been created by a young woman or girl in order that she might improve and perfect her needle working skills, as this craft was a much utilized method of contributing to the needs of the family at this period in time, It could have also been the manner in which she would have established her living and could very well have been made while under the tuteladge of a mentor or as part of an apprenticeship. Silks such as this are now viewed as a common form of artistic expression of the woman who had made them as there would have been little other raw materials made available to them at this time, whether or not realized this is an art form allowed the working class woman of this period. It is very likely that this particular silk masterpiece was created in the 18th century and is of English origin. The condition of this piece is very good as time tends to ravage items as delicate as this, it also may have been in a damp location at some point as it has a light shading to the lower portion of the silk and it has a stain on the rear cardboard backing, also there is a tiny piece of veneer missing at the very top plinth unvisable to the viewer when hung. The central image is that of a peasant woman and child with donkey going about the task of gathering kindling for fire or wood for basket making. The piece still retains its original frame and appears to have never been opened since made or restored in any way it no longer retains its paper backing if it ever existed and does reveal the silk threads that it is made from. 17.5" by 15.25" and the silk itself is a very nice 15" by 12" The frame is made of what appears to be veneered mahogany with maple higlites it was no doubt made specifically for this silk embroidery- Please see photographs as they are part of this items condition and description Thank you for your interest. · It should be expected that vintage and antique items are not always perfect.
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We are usually able to respond very promptly, and will provide as much additional information as possible to assist in your evaluation of the item. If a price is not shown it more than likely is to large to post to you country. The item "ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ERA SILK Embroidery Sampler18th c English Mahogany Frame" is in sale since Tuesday, December 27, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery".
The seller is "vintageblue59" and is located in Mount Sinai, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
- Color: mixed
- Material: Silk