Sunday, 18 September 2011

A pair of framed Regency silkworks c1810

I found this pretty pair of early 19th century silkworks at an antiques fair a few weeks ago, both are in very good condition, prettily expressing the romaticised pastoral vibe so popular at the time. The background silk is so often shattered in these embroideries, luckily these two are in lovely condition, just some fading. The hands and feet are hand painted.
I like the sizes of these embroideries as I was able to put them both in my small cabinet in one of the wonderful antiques malls in Lewes, Cliffe Antiques Centre, usually the framed textiles I find are too large to display there!

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