A needlework panel English, mid-17th Century

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Lot 34
A needlework panel
English, mid-17th Century

Sold for £ 14,400 (US$ 19,789) inc. premium
A needlework panel
English, mid-17th Century
Probably side sections for a box, and displaying scenes from the Book of Esther, the ivory silk ground embroidered in coloured silks with satin stitch and with coiled thread work, the upper portion with a man, Mordecai, seated by a wall and being approached by the King on horseback, the lower portion with the King lying in a canopied bed, a servant holding a candle and a minister holding a book, The Chronicles, at the bedside, to the left the King on horseback is led by a servant, the narrow border sections of fruit, insects and flowers, having gilt metal bobbin lace edge,
29cm x 25.5cm (11 1/2in x 10in), framed and glazed.
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