Welcome to the delightful world of antique embroidery and embroidered pictures...
Antique embroideries reflect, in the form of fabrics, threads, and subject matter, the social history of those who stitched them. In one sense, they are a timeline for the attainment of equality by women. Over the centuries they were stitched for recreation, for decoration, for learning the skills of ‘useful stitching’, or as a measure of achievement.
Here, you can shop our modest selection of embroideries.
Madelena’s interest lies mainly in the period from about 1650 to 1850. Please sign up for our pre-notification emails if you would like to know in advance of fresh examples, as these are added intermittently.
Every item is meticulously described and photographed, to give you the best possible online shopping experience - as close to personally handling the object as possible.
Whether you are collector, curator, decorator, or shopper looking for a special piece, we hope you enjoy discovering, exploring, and shopping our modest collection of antique embroidery.