Framed Panel on Textile of Nobles? Man and Woman Being Married, Inheriting a Mound of Land?

Jan 02, 2022. 19:31 UTC
Framed Panel on Textile of Nobles? Man and Woman Being Married, Inheriting a Mound of Land?
rhonda
United States of America

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

This appears to be a portrait of a man and woman of some station by their dress -- European. There hands are clasped in a prayer position. Maybe they were being blessed by some unseen person. They are so very slender. They seem as though they might have been real individuals with their austere or serious, but not unpleasant expressions. There is a great deal of detail to the woman's dress the way it drapes at the hem, and the man also has an intricate costume with a sword that seems detailed and specific. He is standing on some sort of mound of earth. The textile or parchment has a gilt or burnished quality and also looks like pen and ink for part of the detailing. It was cast aside at an estate sale, but I could not resist. It was inexpensive, and I just wanted to know more and take a small chance. It measures 36 inches tall by 27 wide in the frame. The actual artwork is 27 inches tall by 22 inches wide.

Dimensions

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within 1 day
Jan 03, 20:19 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Gothic Revival style engraved brass rubbing
English or Continental, 19th Century
The linen panel with red and black meandering border surrounding two standing figures, a lady and a man in a knight's armor standing on a hillock, with fringe sewn at the bottom, framed.
framed 36 inches tall by 27 wide
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired at an estate sale
$300-500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Rhonda guess Jan 03, 21:33 UTC

Hello Delia:
Happy New year. I am glad you are well. I was wondering if you were OK. So much going around right now. Just taking a deep breath seems risky--like playing the odds.
Thank you for the information. I Googled the term and was so surprised to see the hits including this medieval one that could be "a cousin."
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143610397709?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28

Is mine just a copy of the example pictured in the link? It is not so important as nobody was interested in this whatsoever because no one understood what they were looking at. :) I did not overpay.
Take good care. Best,
Rhonda

Delia Jan 04, 12:57 UTC

Hi Rhonda!
I am well, taking it day by day - you are absolutely right about it feeling risky just to breathe - but onward.
I looked at the eBay link and have tweaked your appraisal a little given this. I think they are asking too much - $750! - but because eBay will never post what things *actually* sell for, people can ask whatever they want with the hope someone will pay that, or make an offer they can accept.

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