Bonhams have a few treasures coming up in the January sales. This decorative Charles II beadwork panel, Lot 227, measuring 21 x 26cm (approx 10"x12") is remarkable in spite of its condition for having a backing cloth that is initialled MH and dated 1671. These repeating bands of stylized flowers are worked with such beautifully coloured beads. I think this item was more probably a decorative mat or cover, rather than a sampler. For auction on 11 January.
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