Antique French Empire genre clock "The Gardener" in ormolu... From...Gavin Douglas Fine Antiques Ltd.,Fine Antique Clocks & Decorative Gilt Bronze... http://www.antique-clocks.co.uk/antique_clock_details.asp?stockNo=4826=2
Amazing polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels . The border panels still have traces of the frame. The cotton gauze with an amazing transparency, has never been washed and is still rigide. Beautiful embroidery with silk thread and chain stitch, wavygarlands of polychrome creepers. The colors are still bright and in shade of light celadon to dark green, navy blue to sky blue, and light tan to dark brown.