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Victoria and Albert Museum wall hanging

V&A Museum buys large embroidery made for Louis XIV’s mistress at Brussels fair

03 April 2018

The Victoria & Albert Museum has purchased a rare 17th century wall hanging from the Belgian restorer and weaver De Wit Fine Tapestries.

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Museum of London to display signature Suffragette quilt

29 January 2018

Dedicated to those who campaigned for 50 years for the right of women to vote, the Museum of London is currently holding an exhibition of images and objects chosen from the museum’s vast collections of suffragette material.

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Winter Antiques Show 2018 exhibitor – Carol and Stephen Huber

08 January 2018

Carol and Stephen Huber from Connecticut deal in antique embroideries and are stalwarts of the Winter Antiques Show, having exhibited there for 25 years.

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Beadwork and embroideries

05 April 2017

Through surviving examples of Charles II beadwork, it is possible to catch a glimpse of the splendid colours of Stuart England.

Murky case of embroideries ‘worth millions’

31 May 2011

A house clearer has won a High Court battle to regain possession of a pair of medieval embroideries thought to be worth millions after a longstanding dispute with a fine art specialist.

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How about a little nightcap or two?

23 November 2009

EARLY 17th century embroidery is a fairly rare beast, but it does surface occasionally.

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Casket heads north

19 November 2004

THE Bourne casket, a Restoration needlework casket that failed to sell when offered by Netherhampton Salerooms earlier this year, has been sold by private treaty to the Lancashire Museum Services.

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Three specialists make their points

14 October 2004

THREE leading international dealers in antique needlework are getting together in New York later this month for a special selling exhibition – The Admirable Art of the Needle: Samplers & Embroideries 1650-1850.

Sewing seeds to court the Queen’s favour

13 May 2004

One of the more dramatic results seen at Sotheby’s (20/12% buyer's premium) English Country House sale on April 7 in New York was the $130,000 (£70,650) paid by a private collector for this English needlework portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, c.1580, 4 3/4 x 4 1/2in (12 x 11.4cm), which had been estimated at a modest $8000-12,000.

Textiles department moves from Salisbury to Netherhampton

23 March 2004

Right: this 17th century stumpwork jewellery casket will be the highlight of the first sale of antique rugs and textiles at the Netherhampton Salerooms. The auction will be put together by the team responsible for the regular specialist sales at Woolley & Wallis – the only sales of their type outside London – that ended in February.