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Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Sep 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 519

Pair of British Silk and Watercolor Needleworks

Estimate: $500 - $700

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

early to mid 18th century, wool and silk thread on silk, executed in chainstitch, French knot, and watercolor, depicting a man fishing, with straw hat and pitcher at his feet, underneath a tree, the other a woman seated on a swing suspended from tree branches, man with watercolor highlighted background, each with hand painted faces and hands, 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.; set in later reverse painted glass and parcel giltwood frame, monogrammed "E.E.M.", 18-3/8 x 18-3/8 in.; together with portrait of needlework prior owner, set in giltwood frame, frame 11 x 12-1/4 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, Winston-Salem, North Carolina


shattering to silk ground, discoloration, toning, residue, nailed to backing with areas of loss and discoloration surrounding nail heads, losses to reverse painted glass, minor wear to frame, not examined out of frames