17th Century Style Needlework or Stumpwork Picture


worked in coloured wools and metal thread, with an enthroned King, possibly Ahasuerus, holding golden orb and sceptre with attendants standing by, in the foreground is a Renaissance fountain with a rock-pool in raised work. Surrounded by various motifs including lion, leopard, horses, squirrels flowers and insects, and a castle in the background. Presented in a walnut cushion moulded frame.

Height 57 cm (22.5 inches)
Width 57cm (22.5 inches)
English. Circa 1890

Possibly an early piece by the Cambridge Tapestry Co.

Operating in the early part of the 20th Century, The Cambridge Tapestry Company became well known for producing the finest needlework and tapestries of the day. Much of the companies work was in the style of the 16th-18th centuries. During the 1930s Queen mary visited the workshops and several pieces are now in The Royal Collection.