TWO EMBROIDERED FLORAL SILK PANELS, ITALIAN OR SPANISH, 17TH CENTURY
both panels worked in polychrome floss silks, a rectangular format panel with overall design of flowers and birds and central reserve with a bird perched on leafy branches, incorporating metal-thread, against a cerise silk ground (176 by 104cm; 5ft. 9in., 3ft. 4in.); and a floral embroidered panel, (possibly used as an altar frontal) comprised of three sections, each with a vase and flower design (50cm high, 208cm long; 1ft. 7in., 6ft. 9in.)
Large panel (176cm by 104cm); with each design element worked with silk onto a green tabby weave foundation textile, edged with metal-thread (now tarnished), applied onto a composite cerise silk panel made up of several sections and with distressed edges. Not lined. Some minor losses and discolouration. Decorative panel.
Horizontal panel, (possibly used as an altar frontal) comprised of three sections, each with the same vase, bird and flower design (50cm high, 208cm long), embroidered onto a woven linen foundation textile, in turn backed with coarse linen backing. Some losses to foundation textile, and stringing visible in places. Silk embroidery in good overall condition.
Lovely drawing and detailing. Decorative panel.
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Probably Rose Berkeley (1861-1922)