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A Woolwork of the Royal Coat of Arms

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Soldiers of the British Army learnt to use their needlework skills to produce woolwork pictures from their naval counterparts when on voyages to their postings, very often India. Initially producing maritime scenes much the same as their naval counterparts, they soon developed their own style and subject matter including the design of a vase of flowers, often on a chequer-board floor surrounded by a drape of tassled curtains. Other designs might be based around regimental honours, cannon and figures of soldiers. 


This Royal Coat of Arms for Queen Victoria is a development of the regimental honour designs and was produced G. Battley in 1899; his name and date stitched beneath the design.


Within a fine period maple veneered frame.


36.5 in x 29.75 in



Item Code: 4077

£ 1950

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