Witney Antiques

Beadwork Basket c.1660 (c. 1660 England)

Width 42.00cm wide [16.54 inches wide]
Height 12.00cm high [4.72 inches high]
Depth 37.00cm deep [14.57 inches deep]


Private collection



Description / Expertise

Rare bead work basket of small size depicting a noble couple. The lady proffering flowers and her partner with a doffed hat. Baskets such as this example, like embroideries from the same period depicting similar images, were probably made to celebrate an engagement or betrothal.