Needlework Picture, England, 17th century, possibly depicting the Old Testament story of Esther Pleading to King Ahasuerus, the figures surrounded by a variety of birds and beasts, worked in silk threads and seed pearl highlights on canvas, (fading and minor imperfections), 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 in., in the likely original black-painted frame and textured gilt liner.
still retains very good color,
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