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Early Floral Needlework On Silk
This delicate and lovely early needlework depicts a wire basket full of flowers. The flowers are all raised and several have glass beads for centers. The basket was stitched using some sort of metallic thread. Housed in a period lemon gold frame. There are imperfections due to age, including some water spots and scattered soiled spots. The edges of the silk have been reinforced with acid-free fabric mesh tape. And the back is covered with acid-free backing, although I took the photo before the backing was placed. There are also acid-free spacers to hold the glass off of the raised flowers. The frame also has abrasions. Again, due to age and use. Measuring 12 1/2" wide by 14 1/2" tall overall.
This photo shows the back of the needlework before the acid-free board was attached.