Embroidered box: "Scenes from the Life of Abraham"

Anonymous, English, possibly Miss Bluitt, later Mrs Payne

Embroidered box:
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

Description

silk, linen and metal threads, hair, peacock feathers, pearls and wire mounted on a wooden carcass with silver fittings. The left section of Sarah’s dress is a later painted fabric imitating the original tent stitch embroidery; Appliqué, detached needlepoint, cut pile stitches, satin stitch and tent stitch

Image Details

Date
 
c. 1665
Accession Number
 
WA1947.191.315
Material
 
silk, linen and metal threads, hair, peacock feathers, pearls and wire mounted on a wooden carcass with silver fittings.

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