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Beautiful and well preserved Canton Shawl, black silk back ground embroidered with exotic birds and flowers. Size 54" x54" plus 24" crocheted edge with long silk tassels. There are no holes or tears and the colours are bright and clear with no fading. This came from a home near a large sea port so was probably brought home from Manilla where it was made by Cantonese workers, sewing both sides on a frame with the needle being passed through from one embroiderer to another. The shawls were made for both the English and Spanish market. Sold in Liberty's of London they graced many a society piano, where as in Spain they were worn by ladies, some times sitting sidesaddle behind their men, on horseback. The longer tasseled edges were made so that there was more "swing" when worn. To be worn the shawl is folded triangularly. There is a lovely weight to this shawl which just oozes quality. A fabulous item for collecting, wearing or decorating.
Price £450.00 €500.40 $579.11
Framed and glazed panel of Swedish embroidery, size 52" x 23" including frame which is 1" wide. This beautifully subtle embroidery is worked in soft wools and silks, each, flower, leaf, bud, petal or stem is shaded and verrigated with enormous delicacy. Some of the flowers and buds are raised work (padded) and the fine tendrils are worked in chain stitch and back stitch. The majority of the work is long stitch.The pattern of the panel is reminiscent of The Tree of Life, Swedish embroiderers were inspired in the mid 19th by William Morris and started to produce work based on traditional patterns. This panel has been embroidered by a lady named on the back as Johanna Karolina Nennes F Sellman born 1828 and died 1909, this means that it could be any thing from 160 to 120 years old. At this moment the positioning of the hanging strings mean that it hangs vertically but personally I would prefer to see it hung horizontally. It would be very attractive placed above a bed head, for instance. Left in original frame to preserve authenticity of labeling and so purchaser can choose if change is required.
Price £225.00 €250.20 $289.55
Late 19th Century/early 20th century Petit Point (tent stitch) floral purse, with intricate metalwork frame and lapis clasp and decoration. This is a charming and intricate hand worked pattern of many stitches, (this stitch being a tiny diagonal stitch)the flowers blending into one another in very atmospheric manner. There are little flowers all along the frame and each link of the chain is ridged. The blue lapis stones add a distinctive finishing touch. Sadly, the interior of the purse, which is corded silk, has deteriorated badly.
Price £55.00 €61.16 $70.78
A pair of floss silk embroidered pictures, Oriental views, with Mount Fuji in the back ground. Both embroideries are worked in long stitch and each tree has its trunk and branches subtly coloured to show true perspective, the paths and drive ways wind off into the distance, the foregrounds framed with either branches or blossom. One picture would seem to epitomise Autumn and the other Spring/summer, using colours russets greens and pinks in all shades. Both pictures are in their original frames, dating most probably from the 1920s. Size, exterior of frame 16" x 8 1/4".
Price £125.00 €139.00 $160.86