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Charles I Needlework Picture

Auction:
2230
Lot:
196
Sold for:
$2,938$2,500

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Auction:
Sale #2230 - 2230
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 22, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Charles I Needlework Picture, England, 1646, stumpwork picture on a silk ground, with padded bust-length profile portrait of King Charles I of England, (1600-1649), with eye bead, applied hair, pen and ink details, framed by gold metallic threads worked in a chain pattern and couched ropetwist outline over inscription "C.R 16+46," the portrait flanked by appliqued tent stitchwork flowering branches, and applied silk flower blossoms, metal thread border, couched on, (toning), 9 1/2 x 8 3/8 in., framed.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Charles I Needlework Picture, United Kingdom, metal thread border, Applique, Embroidery, Needlework, Silk, Textile arts