#53 Early Figural Embroidery on Velvet

Fine early passementerie on black velvet fabric that was acquired through a French museum deaccession. This early 19th century (or older) work is in mint condition. A fashionably dressed gentleman walks across a field with a tree in the background. Metallic threads were utilized in his hat and jacket, and to depict the ground. A seed bead border frames the scene. Est. selling price is $600-1500.