Crewelwork Fragment

English, 1650-1700

Wool on linen. Crewel work was a form of free embroidery in wool or silk on a linen canvas that was used for bedhangings, table carpets and curtains. It's heyday was in 17th-century Britain. Colors were muted blues and greens with some pinks and browns included. This fragment is typical of its period. From an English collection. Faded and aged, but appears to be in good condition throughout. Not examined out of frame.

Framed 33-1/2" x 10".

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