Sold at auction February 23rd 2016 for £5.500 GBP plus premium

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Auctioneers description – A fine embroidered pictorial sampler, English, dated 1711, the fine wool ground entirely covered in ivory silk Gobelin stitch, with large central pot of blooms initialled ‘S.B.’ surrounded by large floral slips, insects, birds, and animals including a hare and a dalmation, 31 by 26cm, 12 by 10 1/4in within glazed frame

CONDITION REPORT:
Colours are good, wear and faint discoloration to very outer edges. Good condition

 

We believe the main stitch is Queen or Rococo Stitch rather than Gobelin.

Antique needlework Queen Stitch Rocco Stitch

Antique needlework Queen Stitch Rocco Stitch