This Baroque English needlework dates to a
hundred years before the American Revolution. Depicting a scene of regal gentility, it is
embellished with many fine details, from the king and queen on down to the caterpillar
and garden snail. Given the vulnerability of textile arts to
the ravages of time, this lovely piece is a rare find. Purchased from Witney Antiques, English specialists
in period textiles, it is estimated at $2,500 to $3,500.