18 June 2008
TWO ENGLISH STRAWBERRY BASKET FELT-WORK PICTURES
Comprising a fine example of a white basket overflowing with plump berries, in shadowbox frame; and another, the large basket full of berries, the basket embellished with wool flowers, in shadowbox frame
16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm.) and 16 x 13 in. (40.6 x 33 cm.) without frames (2)
Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson.
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Even as the making of traditional samplers decreased in popularity, 19th century girls continued to produce fine needlework. Stuffed work pictures especially gained prominance, with charming subjects such as these berry baskets and still-lifes.
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