18 June 2008
A CHARLES II BEADWORK PICTURE
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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