18th Century Needlework Embroidery Circa 1740


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  • €391 Euro
  • $438 US Dollar

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18th Century Needlework Embroidery Circa 1740

We are delighted to offer this scarce and ancient silk work embroidery that dates from the 1720-40 period. Continental in origin either French or Spanish, this glorious needlework example was worked as a celebration of faith. This example is framed beautifully in a 19th century frame and comes to you ready to display. For a similar painting please see Giovanni Francesco de Rosa (Pacecco de Rosa), Madonna and Child in Glory with Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis Xavier.

Worked up on a silk ground, the faces and hands are each hand painted. The stitched detailing on the liturgical garments is exceptional. Surrounding the saints we see a profuse use of long and short stitch to create texture and shading. The individual chasubles are stitched using silk floss thread with silver wrapped thread.

SIZE: The mahogany veneered frame measures Width 33 cm (13") by Height 40 cm (15.75"), the actual silkwork embroidery measures 23.5 cm (9.25") by 30.5 cm( 12"). Weight 1.5 KG

CONDITION: The thread colors have remained good and bright, we particularly like the crimson. The painted faces have some minor wear. The silk ground has perished around the virgin - mainly at 12 o'clock where the perished silk flaps open, see photo taken from the side angle. There is some perishing to some of the stitching on the saints clothing but for its vast age we feel that on balance this is really not too bad at all. The frame is very sound but has some slivers of veneer missing to the three out of four edge corners and midway along the bottom edge.

Shipping: FREE courier shipping to mainland EU and mainland USA, clients from other countries please enquire before purchase. Buyers are responsible for any import fees/charges/taxes should they apply.


  • H: 40cm (15.75in)
  • W: 33cm (12.99in)
  • D: 2cm (0.79in)



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