This large needlework slip would have been sewn to a wool or velvet pelmet, for a four poster bed. It was embroidered in the Stuart period during the reign of Charles II. I have two suitable old frames for the slip which will be in this section soon. The slip is of course mounted, see below, so just needs to be put in the frame and some glass purchased. This is included in the price. I show a choice of two suitable frames, but if you prefer to use your own frame I can deduct this from the price.
The spray of three blue flowers and leaves attached to a curling stem, all worked in shaded blue, yellow, green, brown wools, highlighted with ivory silk.
8 x 7 1/2 in / 20 x 19 cm actual slip.
9 3/4 x 9 in; 25 x 23 cm linen mount.
Now hand stitched to a linen, wrapped round acid free board and secured with tape, ready for a frame.
Read my ARTICLE on Slips
The Victoria & Albert Museums's Textile Collection. Embroidery in Britain 1200-1750 fig 41-44 for similar slips.
collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O359935/curtain-unknown/ for bedhangings with slips.
British Embroidery. Curious Works from he Seventeenth Century by Kathleen Epstein. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia. p 55,56,57.
Price: £495 | $680 | €570
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