London, South Kensington
1 October 2008
A RARE UNFINISHED COIF
ENGLISH, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
the natural ground finely embroidered with a chain stitch in black silk, partially outlined in cream silks, in a pattern of scrolling flowers
12 x 7.5in. (30.5 x 19cm.)
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