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A fine fresh coloured beadwork picture, on an ivory silk ground, with a central seated lady holding flowers by a stream between two trees, one bearing acorns, the upper section worked with the sky and a central sun, the rest of the field with flowers and animals, including creepy-crawlies, a lion and leopard--16 x 22¾in. (40.75 x 57.5cm.), in decorative japan work frame decorated with trailing flowers and birds, glazed, 1640-1660, the frame possibly late 17th/early 18th century
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A fine fresh coloured beadwork picture, on an ivory silk ground, with a central seated lady holding flowers by a stream between two trees, one bearing acorns, the upper section worked with the sky and a central sun, the rest of the field with flowers and animals, including creepy-crawlies, a lion and leopard--16 x 22¾in. (40.75 x 57.5cm.), in decorative japan work frame decorated with trailing flowers and birds, glazed, 1640-1660, the frame possibly late 17th/early 18th century

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A fine fresh coloured beadwork picture, on an ivory silk ground, with a central seated lady holding flowers by a stream between two trees, one bearing acorns, the upper section worked with the sky and a central sun, the rest of the field with flowers and animals, including creepy-crawlies, a lion and leopard--16 x 22¾in. (40.75 x 57.5cm.), in decorative japan work frame decorated with trailing flowers and birds, glazed, 1640-1660, the frame possibly late 17th/early 18th century
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Provenance
Formerly the property of Lord Leverhulme. Sold in the rooms on 19th November 1991.
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Lot Essay

A very similar beadwork picture, worked with the initials M H, was offered as lot 153 in An Important Collection of Needlework The Property of the Executors on 23rd June 1987.
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