STUMPWORK CUSHION COVER SAID TO REPRESENT KING SOLOMON RECEIVING THE QUEEN OF SHEBA, MID-17TH CENTURY
STUMPWORK CUSHION COVER SAID TO REPRESENT KING SOLOMON RECEIVING THE QUEEN OF SHEBA, MID-17TH CENTURY
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Property from the Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

STUMPWORK CUSHION COVER SAID TO REPRESENT KING SOLOMON RECEIVING THE QUEEN OF SHEBA, MID-17TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

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Property from the Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

STUMPWORK CUSHION COVER SAID TO REPRESENT KING SOLOMON RECEIVING THE QUEEN OF SHEBA, MID-17TH CENTURY

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

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Lot Details

Description

STUMPWORK CUSHION COVER SAID TO REPRESENT KING SOLOMON RECEIVING THE QUEEN OF SHEBA, MID-17TH CENTURY


worked in tent, satin, couching, French knot, rococo, and other stitches with pearl and metal thread on a silver ground within a silver lace border; the reverse bearing a Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition label

Height with frame 15 in. by Width 21 ½ in.; 38.1 by 54.6 cm.

Condition Report

In good condition with scattered losses, wear to border and oxidation to metallic thread consistent with age. Restoration to faces. Frame with scattered losses and scratches.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Katherine Christophers, King's Mill, Painswick, Gloucestershire;

The Marjorie Wiggin-Prescott Collection, Christie's New York, January 31, 1981, lot 99;

Vogel Collection no. 342.

Exhibited

Milwaukee Art Museum, Early Needlework Exhibition, October 14, 1988 - January 1, 1989

Literature

Katherine Christophers, "Fine Arts And Antiques Festival," Printed by Southern Press, 1974

Catalogue Note

A very similar cushion, albeit with no raised work, is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and illustrated in Yvonne Hackenbroch, English and Other Needlework Tapestries and Textiles in the Irwin Untermyer Collection (Cambridge 1960), pl. 11.  

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