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Italian Panel
18th c

Marvellous colours and subject matter. This isone of the nicest small embroideries I have had.  Great for a present.


With a central ornate fountain, the base with slightly raised gold wire in a basket work pattern, flanked by large yellow and apricot/pale brown tulips and daffodils, and green and yellow parrots, with foliage and strapwork, in shades of soft coral and blue floss silks, the ground in ivory silk laidwork, 20 x 7 1/2 in.


Very good condition. Just a little wear here and there where the ground coarse linen shows through, but this is hardly discernible. This has been cut down from a longer panel so you can only see the parrots heads and part of their bodies, not their tails.