CHARLES II BEADWORK BASKET, THE BEADWORK CIRCA 1660
mounted on wooden boards, the slanted sides worked in brightly coloured beads depicting a genteel couple with silk faces and hands flanking a manor house with mica windows; the sides with female allegories of the senses with silk faces and hands, flanked by a camel, leopard, stag and unicorn and flowers and insects; the external sides covered in green silk brocade with silver-thread ribbon borders
Height 4 in. by WIdth 19 in. by depth 14 1/2 in.
Sir Frederick Henry Richmond, Bt (1873-1953)
Christie's South Kensington, An Important Collection of Needlework, June 23, 1987, lot 118
Garry Atkins, London
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Milwaukee Art Museum, Strung, Woven, Knitted and Sewn: Beadwork from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, November 21, 1997- January 18, 1998