Stumpwork Mirror Frame

Circa 1670

This stumpwork, or raised work, mirror frame was reputedly made in Amesbury, c. 1670, and depicts King Charles II with Catherine of Braganza whom he married in 1662. A very fine example, the embroidery uses a wealth of different stitches, together with tiny seed pearls on the royal costumes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Of particular significance in the collection are the relics of the ancient guilds of Salisbury.

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