21st November 2020 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles - Online auction

 
  Lot 6068
 

6068

18th Century Green Silk Wallet embroidered in silvered threads around the edges, monogrammed...

18th Century Green Silk Wallet embroidered in silvered threads around the edges, monogrammed with 'AG' to the back, embroidered with a design of a torch and quiver of arrows within a laurel wreath, has six internal compartments, all are lined with cream silk and embroidered to the top edges with green leaves and a bouquet of flowers to the underside of the shaped flap, woven silver thread fastening, 24cm by 16.5cm by 12cm

The flaming torch is an ancient symbol of life, truth and the regenerative power of fire, while the quiver of arrows signifies the ability to use force in the pursuit of justice.

Sold for £150
Estimated at £150 - £250


 

Silk has fade to front and back, some staining and areas of wear. Silver embroidery is tarnished and rubbed, some possible stitched repairs to the edges. Possible restoration to each folded edge where a later metallic trim appears to have been placed over ribbon. Internally, the silk and embroidery to the pockets all appears to be ok, the silk to the underside of flap has several splits and wear.

Auction: Costume, Accessories & Textiles - Online auction, 21st November 2020

Costume, Accessories & Textiles - Online auction

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