Charles II, circa 1660. 16.25ins high, 19.7ins wide, 1.5ins deep. Charles II Antique Stumpwork Embroidery. The embroidery is very finely worked in silks and chenille threads on a silk ground.
Worked in a variety of stitches with areas of raised work.
Colours greens, gold, blues, red and brown.
Pictorial scene depicting Faith, Hope and Charity.
Charity - the center motif shows a lady with children, a church in the background, surrounded by a variety of animals, insects and flowers. Faith and Hope stand either side. Hope holds a bible. Charity has an anchor beside her.
Other motifs include a water fountain,
a pond with fish and ducks,
a rabbit, a butterfly,
Re-framed in an old, gilded, gesso frame with old rippled glass and spacers for air gap.
The stumpwork is tacked to a wooden stretcher frame with acid free back board and tape.
A few small holes.
A split next to the lion.
A split above a child's head to centre.
A few pale stain specks.
Some stitch losses to the motifs.
Colours are mostly good and strong. Frame showing wear and chips, but structurally sound.