SOLD

 

An unusual antique sailor's woolwork, or 'woolie', that not only depicts a three-masted Naval warship in full sail, but also the poignant phrase 'Remember Me'. This piece was obviously created to be given to a loved one as a keepsake whilst the sailor was away at sea for long periods. This example of folk art is also quite rare in that it has actually been signed by its creator - 'WR'. Surround the initials are three sprigs of symbolic flowers.

 

In good condition with bright unfaded coloured wools.

 

This antique woolwork is new to the market, having spent most of its life in the same family since the 1890s, until it was purchased by the next owner in 1977. It has been this last owner the past 45 years. (see typewritten provenance from last owner within photos featured)

SOLD - Antique sailor's woolwork valentine - 'WR'

SKU: KS7501
£0.00Price
  • Date/period

    c.1870

  • Dimensions (h x w)

    62 x 75cm

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