Early Victorian Era English Needlepoint, Petitpoint, Girl with Parrot and Lute, Interior in Full, Signed in Frame. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. The old frame on this one is tattered. You’ll have to do some restoration if you want it to be perfect, or frame it over. But it’s the original frame and the original bubble-in laid glass, which has its black back-painted (eglomise) glazing still with it, and upon which is the signature of the young girl who completed this complicated and wonderful embroidery. She was Maria L. We don’t know how old she was, but the work is done in very tiny and elegant stitches and would indicate she was over 10 years old. Girls in that time were not taught reading or math, but were taught lady’s arts like embroidery, sewing, clothing, manners, music, voice. Those things that would eventually make her suitable as a wife. With a little research, you might learn more about what became of young Maria L. Very good to excellent condition on the needlework. No holes, no losses, beautifully created in wool and silk yarns of fine gauge. More to a petit point or micro point. The palette of colors remains rich, and not really indicative of any fading. Delicate working in the skirt creates a folded fabric, and the perspective adds to the feeling of depth. As you can see, the old mill-sawn wood backing boards remain. I wasn’t able to photograph the stitches from the back to show you how close to original yarn colors this one is, but it’s quite vibrant and lively, as you can see. It might well be a self-portrait. The girls often painted the canvas first and then worked the yarns. A very talented young lady, indeed. Measurements are noted on the photos. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). This item is in the category “Antiques\Tapestries”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Tapestry