A fine Pre-Raphaelite needlework book cover from 'The Book of Beauty', circa 1896
Of pale green satin embroidered with the figure of a Pre-Raphaelite style maiden holding white lilies and a mirror, surrounded by flowers and foliage in blues, greens and pale pinks and couched gilt thread borders, worked with the initials F.H.W for Mrs. F. Harcourt Williamson, and the title 'The Book of Beauty', with plain panel to the left to cover the spine and reverse of the book,
decorative panel 42.5 x 33cm (entire piece 42.5 x 75.5cm).
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