Sale 18LV01 | Lot 11

Charles II Needlework Dressing Mirror

Catalogue: The Noel & Harriette Levine Collection

Lot Details

Lot 11
Charles II Needlework Dressing Mirror
Third quarter of the 17th century
Within a later faux tortoiseshell frame and divided with vignettes of Charles II and Henrietta Maria with courtiers in landscapes and flowers in cartouches, in various stiches and raised work in shades of beige, green, blue, red and brown on a white satin ground. Height 30 3/4 inches (78.1 cm), width 28 inches (71.1 cm).
Provenance:
The Collections of W. Sanders Fiske and Lady Wolsey, Hampton Court
The Collection of Judge Irwin Untermyer
Exhibited:
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, English Domestic Needlework, 1945
Literature:
English Decorative Art, Lansdowne House, London, 1929, no. 275, p. 59
Francis Morris, "English Domestic Embroidery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art", The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club, vol. xxix, nos. 1 & 2, 1945, p. 47, pl. 13
Preston Remington, English Domestic Needlework, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1945, fig. 64
Yvonne Hackenbroch, English and Other Needlework, Tapestries and Textiles in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, Cambridge, 1960, fig. 103, p. 69, pp. 37-38


C The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection

Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Sold for $5,625 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Condition commensurate with age, faux tortoiseshell frame and backing later, fading and losses to needlework throughout, possibly once on an easel support, losses and flaking to silvering of mirror, which is probably associated.


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Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Sold for $5,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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