Tent stitch tapestry

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Get On My Body.

Get On My Body.

Get On My Body.

rare 17th century needlework, with raised embroidery and metallic thread

Sampler Auction Roundup

There are a number of interesting samplers coming up for auction in the UK in the next few days - here is a round up of some of them. This f...

17th century silk and metallic thread embroidery with raised work details depicting scenes from the Life of Abraham.

Early English Textiles, from the 16th and 17th and 18th Century.

Fine Antique furniture, clocks, needlework, early English embroideries and the largest selection of 19th century antique darning samplers in the UK.

Balloon-shaped case French ca. 1783-1790
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Balloon-shaped case

Scissors or monocle case, two-sided, flat balloon-shape of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Pink silk lining. White ground with design identifying balloon with ascension of 21 November 1783 (Paris). Good condition, some paint on flowers at bottom.

Miniature eyeglasses and beaded case, made in France in the late 18th century (source).
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Miniature eyeglasses and beaded case, made in France in the late 18th century (source).

Sablé patch box and lid (lid) French ca. 1775

Sablé patch box and lid (lid)

During the eighteenth century, it was the height of fashion for women, and some men, to wear small, dark patches of gummed taffeta on their face. These varied in design from simple spots, stars, and crescents to highly detailed representations of birds, insects, and flowers. Although some patches were used to cover blemishes and heighten the whiteness of the skin, others were worn to communicate tacit messages. The placement of patches could also be meaningful, indicating one's political…

Candle screen in two parts and case (case) French ca. late 18th Century
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Candle screen in two parts and case (case)

Hinged wood case covered with strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Polychrome design on white ground of shepherdess with crook and dog on hind legs, standing piper and dog on hind legs in landscape, swags and cartouches above, flowers on top. Case contains cockade candle screen with green silk leaf with white paper binding, steel buttons and guards; steel handle with spring. Case lined with green paper; catch opening.

The Embroiderer's Story: Elephants in 17th century embroidery

Elephants in 17th century embroidery

Lot 384 Bonhams January 2014 The Oak Interiors This embroidery at Bonhams latest auction made me stop as I thought immediately 'I've seen this before!'. Well I kinda had, but not exactly. There is a piece at the Burrell that is very similar to this and obviously related by teacher or workshop. The piece at the Burrell also has this fun stuffed elephant as well. The item can be seen here and magnified. It is a neat mix of counted embroidery, lots of queen stitch as well as slips and…