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Embroidery

Embroidery is the art of stitching ornamental designs in threads of cotton, silk, gold, or silver upon a woven fabric. Archaeological evidence indicates that human populations began widely trading embroidered goods as early as the 5th century B.C. Trade not only exposed important differences in the style and cultural meaning of embroidery, but also resulted in the migration and fusion of stitching techniques and imagery. For example, embroideries produced in Russia in the 1st century B.C. reveal influence from China, particularly Chinese chain- stitching techniques and representations of dragons.

In Medieval Europe, royalty often commissioned embroiderers to create monumental pieces commemorating their rule. Around 1080, English embroiderers, possibly nuns at Canterbury... Read more

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A VERY LARGE 19TH/20TH CENTURY FRAMED ORIENTAL EMBROIDERY

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£360 (starting bid)

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PANO BORDADO

July 29, 2016, 4:00 PM WET
Porto, Portugal

€20 (starting bid)

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Embroidered Tapestry   24

July 29, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Chattanooga, TN, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Embroidered Linen Show Towel

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Salem, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Group of Embroidered Table Linens

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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POKEMON Embroidered Patch

July 30, 2016, 11:45 AM EST
Newport, NC, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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Tinker Bell Fairy Embroidered Patch

July 30, 2016, 11:45 AM EST
Newport, NC, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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(3) Embroidered Southwest Style Vases Wall Art

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Southwest Style Embroidered Bouquet & Vase

July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Four Panels Embroidery Horse, Lion, Tiger and Goat

July 30, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Vintage Mahogany Fire Screen With Embroidered Panel

July 31, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD10 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE AMERICAN 19th c. STUMPWORK

July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Framed Cross Stitch Painting - Girl in Red

July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Three-Part Aubusson Wall Covering with Embroidery, c. 1860

August 2, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€3,400 (starting bid)

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Vintage Decorative Uzbek Suzani Embroidery

August 3, 2016, 2:30 PM EST
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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LARGE 17/18 TH C. EMBROIDERY SILK THANGKA, FRAMED

August 7, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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LARGE 18 TH C. EMBROIDERY SILK PANEL, FRAMED

August 7, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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Silk and chenille embroidery, first half 19th century

August 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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French Embroidery with Floral Motif

August 13, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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