18th Century French Gilt work and Silk Embroidered Velvet Panel
From Europe, probably France and dating from the 18th century a long embroidered silk velvet panel, alive with insects, carnations, butterflies and damsel flies.
Extraordinary gilt work arabesques demonstrate a wide variety of stitches and techniques worked with all manner of gilt bullion threads.
In excellent antique condition with a couple of splits along the top edge. Easy to repair. This panel would also benefit from being stretched and mounted, please contact our studio for a quote.
We have two panels of this embroidery, this is the longer/larger of the two.
Measurements: 140cm L X 35cm widest point X 24 cm narrowest point