An interesting early 20th century panel of needlework, circa 1930

An interesting early 20th century panel of needlework, circa 1930

£365

Worked in cream, beige and caramel threads on a linen ground, surrounded by embroidered motto 'Take time while time is; for time will away ~ ' and monogram MMF, needlework 17.7cm x 17.7cm, in a faux tortoiseshell frame, glazed.

Provenance: worked by Mrs M Foster, Bath and by descent through the Ismay family (a relation to J. Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line and aboard the Titanic). Exhibited Medici Galleries, London, 1934.

Bearing verso a pasted newspaper cutting, The Times, 2nd March 1934, entitled 'Wessex Stitchery, An Old Lady's Achievement' relating to the exhibition.

On view in the showroom at Tudor House, Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1AA

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Dimensions:

Height 30.47 cm / 12 "
Width 29.2 cm / 11 "