pair 1930s painted & embroidered silk pictures



This pair of embroidered pictures imitate the Georgian style popular in the late 1700s and early 1800s but I’m sure they were part of a revival in the early 20th century. The background silk fabric was hand painted for a watercolor effect, the faces were painted with enough fine detail to create tiny eyebrows and blushed cheeks, then texture was added with silk embroidery. The glass obscures much of the detail, and the appearance would be greatly improved by swapping it out for museum glass.

The needlework area is 6″ round. The fabric is in very good condition, as is the embroidery, although there are some wrinkles. The mat is an unusual burgundy-brown shade and has a gold painted sawtooth edging.

The shadowbox-style frames are about 9-1/2″ square and 1-1/2″ deep. They are in good condition and ready to hang. Offered only as the pair.

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