A needlework mirror with folding shutters English, circa 1660
Lot 1
A needlework mirror with folding shutters
English, circa 1660
Sold for £ 33,600 (US$ 43,473) inc. premium

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A needlework mirror with folding shutters English, circa 1660 A needlework mirror with folding shutters English, circa 1660
A needlework mirror with folding shutters
English, circa 1660
The ivory silk ground embroidered in coloured silks and metal thread with needlelace, raised, padded, purled and coiled work, the left shutter with a wild man wearing a skirt of flowers, a circlet of flowers in his hair, seated beneath a tree with a bow and arrow beside him, a spider hanging from a tree and a squirrel on a branch before him, the right shutter with a blackamoor woman standing beneath a tree and wearing a feather skirt, a seed pearl necklace and bracelets and smoking a pipe, a parrot on a branch before her, the border with a camel, a rose, a horse (unicorn), a carnation, a lion, a thistle, a leopard and an iris, having silver braid edge, lined and backed with salmon pink silk,
38 x 35cm (15 x 13¾in), set within a tortoiseshell and ebonised easel frame.

Footnotes

  • Literature: Kendrick, A.F. The Connoisseur, Vol 95, May 1935, Illustrated Plate III, PAGE 283

    The shutters of this mirror have been designed to celebrate the founding of the Province of Carolina in 1663, named by Charles II in honour of his father Charles.
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