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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 314

    TWO ENGLISH STRAWBERRY BASKET FELT-WORK PICTURES

    CIRCA 1800-1850

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    TWO ENGLISH STRAWBERRY BASKET FELT-WORK PICTURES
    CIRCA 1800-1850
    Comprising a fine example of a white basket overflowing with plump berries, in shadowbox frame; and another, the large basket full of berries, the basket embellished with wool flowers, in shadowbox frame
    16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm.) and 16 x 13 in. (40.6 x 33 cm.) without frames (2)


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    Even as the making of traditional samplers decreased in popularity, 19th century girls continued to produce fine needlework. Stuffed work pictures especially gained prominance, with charming subjects such as these berry baskets and still-lifes.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson.