A beautiful example of the early Victorian era silk needlepoint on paper, this one still protected in its original antique burled hardwood frame with gold fillet, a brilliantly conceived and executed sampler of florals in bouquet. Likely done by a young girl as she honed her needlework skills. Remember, in that time, most girls were not allowed many subjects of study that were not home decor and childcare related. Handcrafted wool and silk yarns, sewn into perforated paper showed an elegance of skill, much more difficult to master than sewing into a linen canvas or warp. A beautiful accent for any home, particularly a Victorian era home or English manor home. Original frame is 12" square (sorry, my photos seem to portray it out of square. A factor of angle of shot).
Very good to excellent condition, the frame is gorgeous old wood, one tiny nip to lower left corner as it faces you. No cracks. The inner gilded wood fillet is an elevating accent and is still quite nicely gold, showing a bit more than 1/8" to frame in the needlework. The old perforated paper into which the needlepoint is worked is without tear, hole, damage. You can see a very faint watermark across the very bottom, likely light moisture from someone cleaning the old glass and allowing a tiny bit of water to seep down through to the inner rabbit of the frame and wicking onto the paper. Most of these do have something like that. In display, it's barely visible. No bug or moth damage to any of the delicately worked florals. Still presents with the old hanging hardware on back. Ready to hang. No odors. The inner aperture is 8.75" square.
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