I've always loved the parrots and colorful exotic birds, pheasant in this case. The old Victorian beadwork and wool needlepoint panel is large and would have once been mounted in a pole screen (fireplace screen). The shape gives it away. Now, it's well preserved for its 170 or so years of age, and would make up into a splendid down-filled opulently-fringed throw pillow, wouldn't it. All of the color areas are wool and silk yarns worked in needlepoint stitch. The entire white area or ground, is tiny heavy glass beads, white and semi-opaque. They shimmer and shine, though not so much in my natural shaded light photos (cloudy SoCA day, sorry). This is really a beauty! It's from my stashes I'd always intended to make up into pillows to sell, but just never found the time - you all have kept me incredibly busy for 25 years!
Very good condition, it has been mounted on a pole screen, as mentioned, and there are a few spots you might want to fill a lost few white beads if you want it closer to excellent. I love it just like this. Imagine it against a creamy silk fabric or velvet, lush fringe bringing in the palette in the needlepoint, down-filled and well-loved for generations in your home. We're spending a lot of time at home. It's been wonderful to have "home" beautifully accented and inviting, one room to the next. Measurements are noted on the panel, but it is 18.5" widest and 17" tallest. Big!
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