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Rare Pair of Early 19th Century Embroidery & Needlework Pictures of “The Woodman” and “The Furze Cutter”

Rare Pair of Early 19th Century Embroidery & Needlework Pictures of “The Woodman” and “The Furze Cutter”

England

circa 1800

The following information has been typed up and attached to the back of the pictures: "These 2 needle work pictures "The Woodman" and "The Furzecutter" are over 100 years old. They were worked by 2 sisters Jane and Emily Cooper, who married and became Mrs Fisher and Mrs Samuel Eggar. The pictures both belonged to Mrs Fisher and hung in her house in Bentley Hampshire till her death in 1856. In those days that had no glass, but green silk blinds with cord and tassels. Mr Fisher bequeathed them to her sister Mrs Samuel Eggar who on her death in 1870 bequeathed them to Mrs James Eggar her niece, who had them reframed and glazed and on her death in 1901 bequeathed them to her eldest daughter Mrs Petrie. Up to this time the pictures remained in different houses in Bentley. Mrs Petrie bequeathed them to her eldest daughter who lived in Perthshire. They were included in an auction sale there in 1933 and were bought by the present owner, who happened to be present, and who is a grandson on Mrs James Eggar. Lent by - Mr. T. Macdonald Eggar, Bentley House, Hurstpierpoint."

Dimensions

Height 72.00cm (28.35 inches)

Width 52.00cm (20.47 inches)

Depth 10.00cm (3.94 inches)

Stock No: F899

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