Large Antique Framed Tapestry Sampler Picture. Stitched in wool thread with the name'Ann Howarth','Her Work' and dated 1857. Depicts children in walled garden with rabbits framed by flowers and roses to corners. Glass sheet is in great condition with no apparent scratches. Solid Wood Frame has a chip to bottom left corner which is not too noticeable - could be stained to blend if you are not wanting to keep this handsome frame.Otherwise the frame has expected general wear commensurate with age. Fabric does have marks to outer edges where fixing nails have rusted and stained the fabric - could be covered if a mount slip is added on reframing.
Wool thread appears in tact with minimal fading, enabling differentiation in colours. Ready to hang though the back will need attention. It does however, show the tapestry has been lined with fabric. Since originally being framed it is evident that the original backing has been removed to allow some more modern fixing points to be applied. This has then been covered with the brown paper which is not uncommon in vintage framing.
Over time the paper has seen its current damage with no damage to the tapestry. A new application of a backing paper would ordinary suffice for this to be sealed and displayed.
However, this will not be sufficient for safe transit (unless being collected). Glass in transit needs securing/sandwiching front and back and without the support of a backing board I will need to add an alternative against the back of the tapestry lining. This will further degrade the brown paper backing as the back of the tapestry/glass is accessed, but as the brown paper is expected to be replaced this should not be a problem.
It has been left in place in order to show the renovation and authenticity of the framing. Any backing I provide will be easily removeable for the backing to be attended to and is not intended to be a permanent replacement.
Complete Frame Measures 32.5 x 31.5 or 82.5 x 80 cm. Frame measures 3 or 7.5 cm wide. This is a substantially large and heavy item and the courier price listed will not cover the cost of transit.Collection is welcomed (cash on collection preferred). I may also have other Craft or Picture items listed - please visit my shop. If you have any problems or questions, please contact me in good time - I'm here to help. TO VIEW MY OTHER LISTINGS.
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