A needlework panel English, mid-17th Century

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Lot 15
A needlework panel
English, mid-17th Century

Sold for £ 3,600 (US$ 5,027) inc. premium
A needlework panel
English, mid-17th Century
Probably side sections for a box, the ivory silk ground embroidered in coloured silks and metal thread with raised, padded, purled and coiled work and embellished with seed pearls, the upper portion with Abraham, his sword aloft, and Isaac before him next to the kindling, an angel in the cloud above, a lamb in the bushes, the lower portion with Hagar praying for water for her son Ishmael, who lies beneath a tree, an angel in the cloud above, the border section with a hound chasing a rabbit,
28cm x 30cm (11in x 11 3/4in), framed and glazed.

Footnotes

  • The design for Abraham and Isaac derives from Thesaurus Sacrum Historium Veteris Testamenti by Gerard De Jode c.1585.
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