This beautifully hand stitched Jacobean embroidery was done on ecru linen in shades of indigo with touches of white. Jacobean embroidery refers to embroidery styles that were popular during the reign of King James I of England in the 17th century. The type of embroidery used here is crewel, an old Welsh word meaning "wool." It's worked in a variety of stitches that depict exotic flowers. In the 1950's, the popularity of crewel work, in particular Jacobean, was revived, with many classes given and books published on the art. This large embroidery dates from that time.
It's framed under glass in a wooden frame, veneered in pretty tiger maple. The outer edges of the frame are painted black; the inner liner is painted blue and is surrounded by an antiqued gilt inner frame. Our framer replaced the torn paper on the back and added a new horizontal, coated hanging wire.
The overall measurements of this artwork are 21 inches long, 16 inches top to bottom and 3/4 inch deep. It weighs 3 3/4 pounds and is in excellent condition, ready to grace your home with its charm.
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