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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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pair of vintage or antique ladies gloves

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$8 (starting bid)

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set lot of 10 vintage or antique napkins

May 21, 2018, 7:00 AM EST
Morrisville, PA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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VUE DE LA MOSQUÉE PERTEVNIYAL VALIDE SULTAN, ÉCOLE OTTOMANE, 19e SIÈCLE

May 22, 2018, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€4,500 (starting bid)

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A hand-embroidered cotton prayer mat

May 22, 2018, 12:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A silk Obi (Kimono sash), cream with floral patten embroidery. Showa period

May 24, 2018, 10:30 AM BST
Evesham, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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TROIS PLAQUETTES DE CALICE Tissu et soie brodés. 18/19e siècles.

May 24, 2018, 1:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€80 (starting bid)

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Schlüsselkasten

May 24, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Plauen, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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Seidenstickerei Familienidyll

May 24, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Plauen, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Seidenstickerei Genreszene

May 24, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Plauen, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Klassizistische Seidenstickerei

May 24, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Plauen, Germany

€20 (starting bid)

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Stickbild nach Alfons Mucha

May 24, 2018, 2:00 PM CET
Plauen, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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ALIGHIERO BOETTI (1940-1994) I FREGI E GLI SFREGI, 1989 EMBROIDERY ON CANVAS 8-3

May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM PST
Beverly Hills, CA, USA

$15,000 (starting bid)

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ALIGHIERO BOETTI (1940-1994) LE TURBE I DISTURBI, CIRCA 1990 EMBROIDERY ON CANVA

May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM PST
Beverly Hills, CA, USA

$15,000 (1 bid)

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Manton de Manila em seda bordada a seda

May 24, 2018, 7:30 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€150 (starting bid)

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Old Silk Embroidered Wedding Collar with Bird Design and

May 25, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Baroque embroidery, German

May 26, 2018, 10:30 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€851 (starting bid)

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RED DRAGON EMBROIDERY

May 26, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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BEST HAND MADE DRAGON EMBROIDERY

May 26, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Assorted Hand Embroidered Linens

May 27, 2018, 6:00 AM PST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Embroidered Linen Set

May 27, 2018, 6:00 AM PST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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2pc Silk Embroidery

May 28, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Indian Trail, NC, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Reliquary

May 28, 2018, 7:30 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€600 (starting bid)

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James, son of Zebedee and St. Andrew, the Apostle

May 28, 2018, 7:30 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€240 (starting bid)

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Art nouveau embroidered tallit bag w/ 3 tallits, 19th cen.

May 29, 2018, 6:00 PM EET
Mazkeret Batia, Israel

$50 (starting bid)

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Victorian embroidered picture.

May 29, 2018, 5:30 PM GMT
Belturbet, Ireland

€15 (starting bid)

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Antique French Needlework Silk Embroidery Picture

May 30, 2018, 4:00 PM EST
Sunrise, FL, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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Spanisch: 16. Jh. 3-teiliges Parament mit Schädel und gekreuzten Knochen

May 31, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€3,000 (starting bid)

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Spanisch: 16. Jh. . Fragment eines liturgischen Gewandes mit Schädel

May 31, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Französisch: 1711. Klosterarbeit mit Stickbild eines Memento mori

May 31, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Spanisch: 1753. Memento Mori: Insignie eines Apothekers

May 31, 2018, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Silk embroidery

June 2, 2018, 8:30 AM EST
Miller Place, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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EARLY 19TH CENTURY SILK NEEDLEWORK PICTURE

June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Alexandria, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE BEADWORK, TRIM, AND EMBROIDERY

June 3, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Ferndale, MI, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE FLORAL EMBROIDERY TABLECLOTH & 12 NAPKINS

June 3, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
Loxahatchee, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Two Silk Embroidery Glasses Cases

June 4, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
Markham, ON, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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Two Silk Embroidery Glasses Cases

June 4, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
Markham, ON, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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Silk on Silk Embroidery

June 7, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Hatfield, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Silk on Silk Embroidery

June 7, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Hatfield, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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