October 03, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Regency Wool and Silk Embroidery, Adam and Eve

British, circa 1811, finely worked embroidery titled "Paradise" with figures or Adam and Eve below, center panel with whimsical lion flanked by two houses, lower panel signed "Mary Tombafon (?) Aged/ Thirteen Years Done At/ Sileby School 1811" within lobed cartouche flanked by two spotted animals, floral vine border, silk and wool on linen, 17-3/4 x 3-1/4 in.; painted wood frame, gilt liner, 20 x 15-3/4 in.

Note: A Sileby School Adam and Eve embroidery sold at Aspire Auctions in 2010. It features the same title "Paradise" and signatures within lobed cartouches and a very similar floral border.  For more information, please see: https://www.aspireauctions.com/#!/catalog/300/1048/lot/35705

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Dudley and Constance Godfrey


sewn on to later linen support, light stain to left of Adam and Eve, minor loss to border lower left corner and linen ground upper right, fading

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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