Still working through a huge stack of fabulous antique needlework and loomed tapestry fragments found throughout the past 4 decades while buying in France - all with the idea of making them up as lushly fringed and down-filled opulent throw or decorator pillows. They're clean, odorless, archival stored and in excellent condition for use as intended. THIS one is a fabulous Victorian English c.1840-60 27" x 20" needlepoint panel made to be used upholstering the tall back of a slipper chair - you can see the form, arched top. It appears to have been completed, tucked away unused for nearly 2 centuries. I found this one in London ages ago, and the cabbage rose and exotic parrot are favorite Victorian themes. Panel could become a chair back, but begs to be made up into a lushly fringed and down-filled decorator throw pillow. Certainly, one could divide the scene and make up 2 pillows from this large panel. The needlepoint shows the natural fading of time, by comparing the yarn colors to those of the backing, making me think it might have been displayed in a frame, which would be another fabulous way to use this one.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, as you can see, the extra outer canvas remains, gives you plenty of extra fabric to enable use of the entire 20" wide and 27" tall panel. I only bought the best panels! No holes, no tears, no bug damage to the lush wool and silk yarns. Very supple, fine condition for a pillow top you'll want to flop into. No stains on the worked panel, no odors. I'd love to see what you make of it!
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