18 June 2008
A CHARLES II CASKET PANEL
Worked in satin stitch showing Eleazar sent to fetch Rebecca, and leading a pair of camels before two grand manor houses, with pieced band-borders similary worked, with insects, flowers and animals, framed and glazed
13 x 11 in. (33 x 28 cm.) without frame
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The central panel with its charming juxtaposition of camels and very English houses is probably from the top of an elaborate casket, and the pieced borders likely the lid-edge bands from the same.
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