A rare small Charles II needlework and raised-work cushion, circa 1660

A rare small Charles II needlework and raised-work cushion, circa 1660

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Worked in silk and metal thread on canvas, designed with well-dressed male and female standing figures, centred by a fruiting tree and flanked by oversized tulip and pansies, castles to the background, a strawberry plant and rabbit to the foreground, edged with metallic braid, single corner tassel remaining, backed with typical pink silk, within a bespoke glazed and painted timber presentation case.

Provenance: Private collection, purchased Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, 1972.

For a related example, formerly in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, see the Metropolitan Museum, New York, accession number 64.101.1344.

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Dimensions:

Height 18 cm / 7 14"
Width 25.5 cm / 10 14"