Fragment of Needle-worked Bed Hanging
Fragment of Needle-worked Bed Hanging

Fragment of Needle-worked Bed Hanging

c. 1600 England

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Superbly worked embroidery patterned fragment of a bed hanging, circa 1600. It is profusely decorated with foliate designs incorporating a wide range of flowers. These flowers include Thistles, Irises, Fox gloves, Aquilegia, and possibly Cobbae Scandens. There was an old inscribed label stuck to the back which reads as follows: “From Holyrood Palace. A portion of the bed hangings worked for Mary Queen of Scots on the occasion of her marriage with Francis of France embroidered with national emblems of both countries (the) fleur-de-lys, thistles, etc.” This label was removed during conservation work on the piece but is available.
There have been conservation restorations and it has been mounted on stretchers with an added later green surrounding border.
External Height 49.00 inch (124.46 cm)
External Width 49.00 inch (124.46 cm)
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Shaw Edwards Antiques

Shaw Edwards Antiques
Reading, Berkshire.
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1 The Square
Edenbridge, Kent

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