Absolutely breathtaking circa 1750 (possibly earlier) embroidered bag - Jacobean florals in gorgeous colors and incredible handwork, with each side offering a unique design. The chain stitch embroidery is very fine. The bag measures about 9 1/4 inches tall, and 6 3/4 inches at the widest point. Silk embroidery on soft doeskin. The embroidery proper is beautifully intact.
The bag itself is remarkably preserved, but not perfect. Some surface darkening and wear to the doeskin.
Likely there were embellishments all around the edges that are missing now. There are some stitches missing at the bottom. Also, the inner lining is a little ragged. The embroidery is amazing - this piece is fantastic. The item "SUBLIME c1750 Antique 18thC Chain Stitch Embroidery Doeskin Bag Jacobean Florals" is in sale since Thursday, May 19, 2016.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Embroidery". The seller is "things*most*delightful" and is located in Sacramento, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.