A Charles II beadwork basket, circa 1660 and later

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Lot 353
A Charles II beadwork basket, circa 1660 and later

Sold for £ 7,500 (US$ 9,088) inc. premium
A Charles II beadwork basket, circa 1660 and later
The centre designed with a panel of a women seated on a chair and playing a lute, a suitor standing before her, to each corner an exotic bird and in the lower corners a stag and leopard, motifs likely to be after patterns printed by Peter Stent [fl. c.1613-1665], the upright sides with palaces, figures, flowers and insects, all worked in coloured beads, the handles and shaped frame-styled stand worked in later beads and with later silk outer lining, 17cm wide x 35cm deep x 60cm high, (6 1/2in wide x 13 1/2in deep x 23 1/2in high)

Footnotes

  • A very similar beadwork basket, or Layette, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, [item no. T.69-1936], is set with the maker or recipients name - 'sarah gvrnall avgust 24 anno 1659'. Another, also dated 1659, exhibited A Collection of Early Needleworks, Katherine Christophers, Painswick, Gloucestershire, August 1973, and illustrated in the accompanying catalogue, pl. 6.
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A Charles II beadwork basket, circa 1660 and later
A Charles II beadwork basket, circa 1660 and later
A Charles II beadwork basket, circa 1660 and later
A Charles II beadwork basket, circa 1660 and later
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