A Fine English Needlework Picture. Skillfully embroidered using coloured silks in tent stitch. Depicting scenes from the Old Testament.
Lives of Esther and King Ahasuerus. Antique condition with appropriate signs of wear commensurate with great age. Various repairs and restorations have been carried out over the centuries. Some water staining marks mainly along right hand edge. Bright white spots in photos are just reflections from the lights and not damage.SIZE Frame is 23 inches wide x 19 inches high. 64 Embroidery in the Burrell Collection Page 93. Which cites an near identical embroidery in the Ashmolean Musuem Oxford. Bearing the Arms of the Dyers Company.
The present example varies in some details but is obviously worked from the same source. The item "English Needlework Picture Fine Silk Embroidery Esther and King Ahasuerus C1630" is in sale since Thursday, January 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery". The seller is "extreme-orient2" and is located in England. This item can be shipped worldwide.