Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life
Tree of Life

Tree of Life
Early 18th c

Reputed to be from Speke Hall, Liverpool now a National Trust property.

The embroidery is very fine and there are some lovely details.  If unpicked from the modernish background cotton sateen, and re applied to a twill weave linen, would look specatacular. We can do this for you, but perhaps any keen embroiderers would like to have a go themselves. The embroidery has been loosely sewn down so easy to unpick.

Description

English crewel wool work with a meandering tree trunk emerging from a grassy hillock, with a variety of flowers and three birds amongst acanthus leaves, all in shades of blue, green, brown, red, orange and taupe, worked with a tambour and with French knots. 

Embroidery 7ft; 2.14 m drop.  2ft 4 in; 71 cm wide

Condition

Very very good. No fading or real damage.

Price: £1,200 | $1,570 | €1,360

Ref N°: 8242

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