A bejeweled mitre box, Century, West Georgia with pearls, enamel, gold, aquamarine, emerald, sapphire, turquoise, diamond, amethyst, and ruby. Beaded embroidery, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.
17th C Raised work, or stumpwork as it is sometimes called, developed in England during the early seventeenth century, and was characterized by its high relief. The technique was used to create pictures and to decorate objects such as storage boxes for jewelry and writing supplies, baskets, and mirror frames
Charles II elaborate needlework casket, mid 17th c., with raised work flowers, insects, birds, fruit trees, and man and woman on an ivory satin ground, 6 1/4" h., 12 1/2" w., 10" d. Provenance: Herbert Schiffer, 1965.