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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 233

    A CHARLES II BEADWORK PICTURE

    CIRCA 1660-1675

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES II BEADWORK PICTURE
    CIRCA 1660-1675
    Fine and rare depiction of the Royal coat of arms, raised and padded in fine glass beads to cream silk ground and with roses and thistles branching across the top edge, embellished with satin stitch, framed and glazed
    16 x 21 in. (41 x 54 cm.) without frame


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    A similar beaded embroidery dated 1660 was offered at Christie's South Kensington, 14 November 2000, lot 25; the popularity of beadworking combined with enthusiasm for the Restoration means this example probably shares a similar date.

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