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Stephen & Carol Huber:  Dealers in antique needlework samplers, silk embroidery, cross stitch, tapestries.


Tempest needlework

SCENE FROM THE TEMPEST
New England c.1810
Silk embroidery

This silk embroidered picture depicts Prospero (the overthrown Duke of Milan who now lives on an island and has become a great sorcerer) and his daughter Miranda. In the background is another character from a scene in Shakespeare's story "The Tempest".

Young school girls studied the classics and often created silk embroideries based on the stories.

Silk and watercolor on silk; x inches framed.
$5,500


STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
(860) 388-6809

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