Mid 19th century wool work picture - c. Worked by an anonymous hand in wool on gauze, this wool work is just delightful with neat stitch work throughout. The upper section of the gauze is stitched with an impressive church which has a large stained glass window on its rear wall and a steeple to the front which has an open tailed peacock standing nearby. There is a blossom branch above the peacock with a colourful bird perched on it whilst a smaller bird flies above the peacock's head.The church has an expanse of sky above with a crescent moon below the cloud on the right side. The middle section of the gauze is stitched with an expanse of pasture land which houses two cows, a calf, sheep and a pair of cantering horses. The pasture then has a small cottage nestled in trees to its left side and a prancing stag, recumbent stag and trees to its right. The left side of the lower section of the gauze is stitched with a charming two storey house with a tree arching over its roof, a bird perched on its topmost branches and a bird in flight nearby.
There is a fenced area to the right of the house with trees behind and a stretch of grass to the front of the house which has a trio of birds, two geese and four sheep resting on it. There is a pond and two ducks to the right of the grass with a honeysuckle to its right and a colourful parrot perched on a branch above. The gauze has overall discolouration consistent with its age with the edging cloth visible across the bottom edge which also has tack marks from where the wool work is tacked onto a stretcher. There are also a few neat old repairs - one by the back of the bird in the top right corner - another by his tail - one to the top right edge of the church's roof - one in between the open tailed peacock and the tree next to him and a couple to the middle section of the black cow.
The wool work is behind glass so I'm not able to see its reverse, but the colours of the wool appear good though they are likely to have mellowed to some extent over the years. The wool work is contained within its seemingly original good quality mahogany frame with gilt slip, both of which are in good condition with some light scratches and scuff marks commensurate with their age. The penultimate photo is of the two hanging rings on the top edge of the frame which can also be seen on the last photo.This photo shows the back of the frame and also how the wool work retains its original backing cloth. The backing paper has all but disappeared over time. PLEASE NOTE - This is an impressively LARGE and HEAVY piece measuring 23. PLEASE NOTE - ANY MARKS ETC ON THE PHOTOS WHICH I'VE NOT ALREADY MENTIONED ARE FROM THE GLARE AND REFLECTION OF THE GLASS AND NOT ON THE SAMPLER ITSELF. I WILL PACK THIS ITEM VERY WELL AND WILL TAPE OVER THE GLASS BUT DUE TO ITS SIZE I CANNOT GUARANTEE THE GLASS DURING TRANSIT.
The item "MID 19TH CENTURY RURAL SCENE WOOL WORK OF A CHURCH, HOUSE, COWS, HORSES c. 1860" is in sale since Thursday, May 28, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Samplers". The seller is "cockleheart" and is located in Sowerby Bridge.
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