Isn't it gorgeous! While the canvas was made to top a tea tray, Victorian era (c.1850 for this one), it seems like it might never have been mounted in the typical wooden form. It is made for and stretched over a board which would have then rested in a lovely low tray of walnut or oak, to hold and serve formal tea. On this one, it's just perfect to repurpose into the focal tapestry for a lushly fringed and down-filled throw or decorator sofa pillow. One need only remove staples to remove the panel, which has generous selvedge to work with. Once made up as a pillow, this becomes 3 times the value. It's an easy project! Full measurements and view of black braid passementerie trim notable on our photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The panel would be roughly 170 years old, but is undamaged and supple, strong, perfectly preserved and seemingly unused in its time - ready to be made over into a magnificent decorator pillow top. I don't see any moth loss to the wool yarn needlepoint in red, and the rest are all glass beads. If one is missing, I didn't see it. Photos are detailed, please do review with your younger eyes. One of the best panels we've ever found as to quality and condition.