Friday, 21 February 2014
On 23 Ocotber 2013 this astonishing needlelace panel from the previous collection of Alistair Sampson came up for auction at Sotheby's of New York. It is a Charles II seed-pearl-embroidered lacework picture depicting Salome with the head of John the Baptist with Herod and Herodias. Made circa 1660 it is within a later ebonized frame and measures 5" x 3.25" (12.7 cm x 8.3 cm). It had an estimate of $6,000 — $8,000. It was so exciting to see this fabulous tour de force of needlelace so similar to panels in the Micheal and Elizabeth Feller Collection and T.317-1912 in the V&A collection, though only half the size. So many of you have since emailed to ask what it finally sold for. So what did it finally sell for? $15,625! Which I have to say was an absolute bargain.....
Micheal and Elizabeth Feller Collection.
And here are some close-up shots of the fine details - the tiny faces have eyebrows and eyelashes which are barely visible to the naked eye but can be enjoyed in detail in the book, click here to see the Micheal and Elizabeth Feller Collection.
Needleprint 10th Anniversary - Save $95.
To share our 10th anniversary celebrations with you, we shall be offering throughout the month of March 2014 a Free Goodhart Samplers Book or a Free Feller Needlework Collection Volume 1 with every copy of The Feller Needlework Collection Volume 2. You can preview and take advantage of this special offer today. It comes with all our kindest wishes in this our last year before retirement.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 18:11