6 April 2000,
Price realised GBP 5,288
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
AN EARLY LOUIS XV FRAMED NEEDLEWORK PANEL
The gros and petit point needlework in wools and silks, depicting Diana, with two female attendants, with two hounds chasing a deer, surrounded by flowers and foliage, with two birds perched above, on a brown ground, restorations, in a modern coral slip and giltwood frame with sanded border and moulded frame
41 in. x 34 in. (104 in. x 86.5 cm.), including frame
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The vignette, framed by bird-inhabited, flowering and fruiting shrubs, celebrates the Element of Earth as symbolised by Diana, goddess of the Chase, sporting with her companions.
L. Synge, The Needle's Excellency, Mallett catalogue, p. 50.
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