Fruit Tree late 17th century
NEEDLEWORK PANEL OF A FRUIT TREE, LATE 17TH CENTURY, WITH TWO ANIMALS BELOW
This was the description offered by the auction house Skinner/Bonham’s at their sale 4235M, on August 15th, 2022. I was intrigued by the petit point areas, which I believe are truly late 17th century, but the background, the “fruit tree,” appears to be modern.
With the auction premium, I paid $625 for this, and have charted a design based upon it, but in good faith, I can’t say that it is what it was described as by Bonham’s/Skinner.
9-3/4″ x 9-3/4″.
It is not framed. $625 or best offer