• Item: Stitched Tapestry
• Circa: 1860
• Provenance: England, UK
• Tapestry on canvas
• Hand stitched
• Constructed using gross and petit point stitch work
• Features coloured wools
• Depicts a Roman sacrifice scene
• Crowded palatial scene
• Men, women & children
• Animals in background
• Ornate floral gilt gesso frame
• Inset glass fronted frame
• Good emphasis between light and shade
• Superb vibrant colours
• Completely original tapestry
• Excellent condition
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a superb quality antique Victorian hand stitched gros and petit point stitch tapestry in a gilt gesso frame, circa 1860, in excellent original condition. The tapestry depicts a crowded Roman palace, hosting an animal sacrifice; some of the characters are looking away, whilst there are children reading, with another subject holding a lamb ready to be slaughtered. The tapestry, which shows superb craftsmanship and quality, with superb vibrant colours and good emphasis between light and shade, is completely original. The tapestry is mounted in a glass fronted floral gilt gesso gilt wood frame for protection and preservation.
This tapestry would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway, living room or bedroom. This item base would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of art.
Frame Height = 117cm or 46” or 3ft 10”
Frame Width = 114cm or 44⅞” or 3ft 8⅞”
Frame Depth = 10cm or 4”
Picture Height = 87.8cm or 34½” or 2ft 10½”
Picture Width = 87.5cm or 34½” or 2ft 10½”
The wool tapestry is in excellent original condition, with no signs of degradation or damage to the stitched coloured wool. The colours are still vibrant and have not faded having been housed in a glass-fronted frame. The glass frame is intact, with no cracks or damage. The glass fronted floral gesso gilt wood frame is also in very good condition, with nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The frame retains the original hanging chain and it is ready to be hung.
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