A needlework mirror English, circa 1670

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Lot 35
A needlework mirror
English, circa 1670

Sold for £ 24,000 (US$ 31,965) inc. premium
A needlework mirror
English, circa 1670
The bevelled plate set in an ivory satin surround embroidered in coloured silks with much raised work, purle work, and enhanced with seed pearls and paste, with King Charles II holding a sceptre and an orb and Queen Catharine of Braganza holding a sceptre, each beneath a canopy, the goddess of Victory bestowing a palm branch within a circular medallion to the top with needlelace surround and the personification of Earth in an oval medallion flanked by a lion and a leopard below, with insects and birds, and arrangements of iris, tulips, roses, pansies and other flowers to the four corners,
70 x 56.5cm (28 x 22 1/2in), set within a modern burr walnut veneered frame and glazed.

Footnotes

  • Literature: Kendrick, A.F., Connoisseur, Vol. 95, May 1935, illustrated plate II p.283

    For a similar mirror see Embroidery 1600-1700 at the Burrell Collection by Liz Arthur, plate 45, pub. 1995
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A needlework mirror English, circa 1670
A needlework mirror English, circa 1670
A needlework mirror English, circa 1670
A needlework mirror English, circa 1670
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