1056
1056
A CHARLES II NEEDLEWORK CASKET WITH BALL FEET AND A BRASS HANDLE , MID-17TH CENTURY
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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1056
A CHARLES II NEEDLEWORK CASKET WITH BALL FEET AND A BRASS HANDLE , MID-17TH CENTURY
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A CHARLES II NEEDLEWORK CASKET WITH BALL FEET AND A BRASS HANDLE , MID-17TH CENTURY
worked in tent stitch with metal thread; depicting landscapes with a ploughman, a fisherman, a hunter and shepherd playing bagpipes; on a black velvet-covered display base with protective Perspex case and green flannel cover; the interior contains three small and one long drawer with pink silk lining.
Height 6 1/2 in. by Width 7 1/2 in. by Depth 5 1/4 in.; 16.5 by 19 by 13.3 cm.
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Provenance

Witney Antiques, Witney, Oxfordshire, May 2008;
Vogel Collection no. 793.

Catalogue Note

This casket is distinguished by its depictions of pastoral occupations rather than the more usual Biblical or mythological scenes. In the 17th century, needlework formed an important part of the education of girls from affluent households, who learnt how to embroider panels that were then sent to a cabinetmaker to assemble them into caskets, often inset with mirrors, to serve as workboxes for sewing and writing materials and usually fitted with secret compartments for jewels or letters.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York