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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3278M Marlborough
August 11, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

The Five Senses Stumpwork Picture

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3278M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 11, 2019 10:00AM


The Five Senses Stumpwork Picture, England, 17th century, stitched in silk and metallic threads on a silk background depicting the five senses in oval vignettes against a background of flowers, fruit trees, birds, and animals, framed, ht. 23 1/2, wd. 28 in.

Provenance: Cora Ginsburg, Tarrytown, New York, March 1980, illustrated in Benjamin Ginsburg advertisement, The Magazine Antiques, March 1980, p. 491; Irwin Untermeyer Collection.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

There are some minor thread losses, especially the borders around the "five senses" figures. There are also about 5 small holes, none bigger than a 1/2 inch round. The frame appears to be old, possibly original, the glass appears new. Not acid-free preserved - the gray-blue backing paper goes right up to the back of the work.

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