Classical Cameo Head with 19th-century Perforated Paper Needlework Border




An original 19th-century embroidery, Classical Cameo Head with Perforated Paper Needlework.

This miniature classical head in profile is debossed on circular card with a perforated needlework border. The border gives the picture the quality of a special decorative memento, and the stitching gives the effect of a classical wreath.

Perforated paper needlework was a popular Victorian craft, originating in the 1820s and reaching a height of popularity 1860-1890.

This is one of a collection of miniatures on perforated paper that we have for sale.

Unsigned.
There are scattered faint marks to the front as shown, and paper remnants on the back of the sheet from historically being laid down.
7.4cm x 7.5cm.
Unframed.

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Product code: JE-405


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