Set of Four Raised-Work Appliqué Panels


An unusual set of 18th century needlework appliqué scenes depicting a conversation, a musician and his dog, an Ottoman, a beggar, a cavalier, and a soldier all in landscapes and worked in brightly coloured wools with satin faces and embellished with cut steel beads and metal threads. Currently applied to the original yellow silk triangular ground but they could be re-applied onto a new ground.

Height 62 cm (24.5 inches)
Length at bottom: 69 cm (27 inches) at top 22 cm (8.75 inches)
French. mid 18th century