An early 18th century English embroidered wall hanging
Lot 7
An early 18th century English embroidered wall hanging
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 23,000 - 31,000

Lot Details
An early 18th century English embroidered wall hanging
An early 18th century English embroidered wall hanging
Designed with symbolic and mythological scenes, to the upper right a handsome manor house with a lady and gentleman standing to the fore, to their left sit Rinaldo and Armida as young lovers entwined and to the far left sits Narcissus beside a water-filled trough gazing at his reflection, an urn on a pillar at the head of the trough and a young woman, Echo, sits on a cloud nearby, designed with hillocks the centre of the lower portion shows a woman carrying a quiver of arrows and holding a bow, she is accompanied by a young man holding a spear, each object an attribute of Diana the huntress, to the left a woman and boy, to the right a girl holding a flower, other figures at play or in varying attitudes, the surround with animals, birds and trees, the shaped border of a bolder gauge and designed with tulips, carnations, roses, anemones, other flowers and leaves, the whole worked in tent stitch with mainly blue, red, ochre and brown wools, 124.5cm high, 139cm wide (49in high, 54 1/2in wide).
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