A rare group of very large embroidered slips, late 16th/early 17th century
Lot 403
A rare group of very large embroidered slips, late 16th/early 17th century
£1,000 - 2,000
US$ 1,700 - 3,400
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
24 Apr 2013 10:00 BST

Auction 21122
A rare group of very large embroidered slips, late 16th/early 17th century
Lot Details
A rare group of very large embroidered slips, late 16th/early 17th century
Now detached from their original backing, the largest motif featuring a crowned mermaid surrounded by a scrolling floral border, the remainder featuring floral urns and further floral and bird designs, worked in floss silk on silk grounds, edged with yellow silk cord,
largest 50 x 46cm, smallest 6 x 6cm. (31)

Footnotes

  • The depiction of a mermaid possibly relates to Mary, Queen of Scots, who was often portrayed in this manner.
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  1. Claire Browne
    Specialist - Costume and Textiles
    Bonhams
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    Solihull, B93 0HT
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