A Needlework Casket

Item Lot Number: 48

A Needlework Casket, circa 1670, of rectangular form, the hinged cover worked in raised stumpwork with two figures, possibly Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, and with a vase of flowers and heraldic animals on a ground of tulips, the front worked with the couple walking dogs with Cupid beside, buildings in the background, the sides with classical figures within foliate borders with insects, birds and rabbits, on gilt fluted feet, with fitted interior, 31cm wide See illustration

Estimate: £6000-8000

Sold: £9000
Condition Report:
Typical sunbleaching, fraying, splits, minor staining and losses throughout