A JOINED PAIR OF NEEDLEWORK PANELS
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A JOINED PAIR OF NEEDLEWORK PANELS

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A JOINED PAIR OF NEEDLEWORK PANELS
ENGLISH, MID 17TH CENTURY of ivory satin silk, finely worked in coloured silks in a variety of techniques with two maidens in a landscape by a stream beneath canopies, one holding the golden apple, the attribute of Venus after the Judgement of Paris; the other holding a sceptre, a vanitas symbol --13 x 10in. (32.5 x 25cm.), framed and glazed
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Lot Essay

With their attributes of beauty and vanity, the panels were probably made to form the doors of a travelling mirror.
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