Requires Photography

Stump work, picture

17th century


43 x 55.8 cm (16 15/16 x 21 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .558 x .43

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: very worn white satin turned to deep cream, and brittle with age. Subject: in the center a King under a canopy, the King’s right foot gone. On the right a Queen holding a covered jar, behind her a lady-in-waiting holding her train. At the left of the King a chamberlain with staff. In the background a house with walled garden, sun, clouds, and trees. In the foreground animals, birds, flowers, and fish. The figures are in relief, the garments made by various lace stitches worked with blue, green, and yellowish silks, tarnished metal thread and purl. The animals and flowers in foreground are petit-point cut out and appliqued. Acquired by the lender from Lieutenant Newcomb who said it was the work of Mrs. Lane at the Court of Charles I. Framed in stained brown wood frame.


Lent by Francis Hill Bigelow, or Mrs. Grace Bigelow Davis, February 18, 1932

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Hill Bigelow