This is a superb quality antique Victorian embroided Berlin gros and petit point stitch tapestry, circa 1850 – 1860.
• Embroided Tapestry
• Circa 1850 – 1860
• Tapestry on canvas
• Berlin work
• Constructed using gross and petit point stitch work
• Features coloured wools
• Depicts a country scene
• Two women, a man & child
• Animals playing in background
• In the manner of George Moorland (1763 – 1804)
• Ornate gilt frame
• Inset glass fronted frame
• Emphasis between light and shade
• Superb quality
• Completely original
• Excellent condition
This is a superb quality antique Victorian English embroided Berlin gros and petit point stich work tapestry, circa 1850 – 1860. This type of tapestry was known as “Berlin work” which incorporates coloured wools. This embroided tapestry which sits on a canvas, depicts a country cottage scene, which was taken from a picture in the manner of the famous artist, George Moorland (1763 – 1804). The picture depicts two women, a man and child. The two women are vying for the man’s attention. Below the child is mischievously trying to annoy the bird that has escaped from its cage. Above, there is a cat perched in the tree that has seen the bird, which has escaped its cage along with another cat that is sitting on the sewing wheel machine also watching the bird! The pictures are mounted in a glass fronted gilt frame. The tapestry show superb craftsmanship and quality. It is completely original and in excellent condition.
These pictures would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hall way, 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 81.5cm or 2ft 8”
Frame Width 95cm or 3ft 1½”
Frame Depth 7cm or 2¾”
Picture Height 55cm or 1ft 9½”
Picture Width 68cm or 2ft 2¾”
The tapestry is completely original and in excellent condition. There is no damage to the embroided tapestry. There is a hanging wire to the back and it is ready to be hung. Free of woodworm, solid in joint and ready to use.
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