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


Stuart Silk and Beadwork Biblical Needlework

British, third quarter 17th century, biblical depiction of Jephthah and his daughters, under fruited trees and castle upper right, flowers and insect motifs throughout, worked in colored glass beads on cream silk ground, the four figures all with raised worked silk faces, 11 x 15-1/4 in.; 18th century, lacquered reverse profile molded frame, 15 x 19-1/2 in.

Provenance:Mayorcas, Ltd., London; Property from the Collection of Dudley and Constance Godfrey


stitched to later linen covered board for stability, losses and shattering of silk in upper right corner, other minor losses to borders, losses and abrasions to silk faces, minor losses to beadwork in fold of gown to figure playing the drum and spear of far left figure, shattering to silk ground, wear to gilt liner and minor abrasions to frame

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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