Late 17thC, Circa 1690. 9.4ins high, 15ins wide, 1.8ins deep. Charles II Antique Silkwork Embroidery Picture.
The embroidery is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Colours blues, cream, gold, greens and browns.
Pictorial scene depicts a biblical scene of Abraham and Sarah sending away Hagar.
Motifs include wonderfully detailed examples of a lion,
flowers and fruits.
And a castle can be seen in the background.
Framed in an old, possibly original, walnut wood frame with glass.
Mounting: The embroidery is tacked to a wood stretcher frame. Frame backed with acid free cardboard.
CONDITION: Generally Good.
Uniform age darkening of the ground.
Slight stitch loss to a couple of the faces.
Some of the colours are faded, but still defined.
Frame showing some wear, otherwise sound.