Silk Embroidery of Zebras,
Continental, circa 1820
The subject matter of this unusual and beautifully worked silk embroidered picture is most appealing: two zebras, one just a view of his head, recline next to a thatched roof structure amidst lush and exotic foliage. The small thatch-roofed building with its gothic windows and doorway and a gazebo of similar architecture affirms the unusual character of the piece. The embroidery was worked in tiny, tight stitches and the painted sky is particularly effective.
Worked in silk and chenille with paint on silk, this piece is in excellent condition in a gold frame.