Embroidered picture

1650-1680 (made)

Unknown

Length: 21.5 in, Width: 24 in

T.56-1954 T&F

Picture of embroidered silk satin with coloured silks and metal thread, England, 1650-1680

Picture of embroidered silk satin with coloured silks and metal thread in long and short, split, two-sided Italian cross, needlepoint, basket, tent and weaving stitches, French knots, laid and couched work, and raised work. Darned silk pile. In the centre, Solomon receives the Queen of Sheba with the attendants. Around this scene are numerous animals in raised work including dog, fox, unicorn, deer, lion, leopard, camel, monkey and squirrel. Border composed of a coiling floral stem. Carved and gilt frame.

Bequeathed by Sir Frederick Richmond, Bt

Location: In Storage

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