Acquisition of a 17th Century Beadwork Basket

The Holburne Museum campaigned to buy this 17th Century beadwork basket made in England around 1665. It depicts Charles II and Catherine of Braganza next to a castle within a leafy landscape. It reflects the remarkably high standard of British needlework during the 17th century.

Beadwork basket (c. 1660–70)
Beadwork basket (c. 1660–70)
The Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum of Art, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Avon, BA2 4DB
South West
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