Sailors Woolwork or Woolie mid 19th century
Sailors Woolwork or Woolie mid 19th century
Sailors Woolwork or Woolie mid 19th century
Sailors Woolwork or Woolie mid 19th century

Sailors Woolwork or Woolie

 

A good sailor's woolwork or 'woolie' of a three masted frigate, sailing on calm sea under moody skies and with cliffs and a lighthouse in the background.

 

British, mid 19th century.

 

A calm image on a sea with some chop and  wind.  The sails have been padded to give a 'full' effect.  The  colours are very good with little fading.  

 

Originally backed with board, this woolie has been remounted on a stretcher.  The enabled more of the woolwork to show and not be hidden under the frame. 

 

British Folk Art School mid 19th century. 

 

In a maple veneered frame with gold slip

 

Sight:    18.75”   x 14½”    (48cm x 37cm)

Frame:  23" x 18.5”   ( 58cm x 47cm)

 

£1200

 

 Ref:  337

 

See our article on woolworks for a little more background

19th century folk art sailors woolwork from barbaraleighantiquefolkart.co.uk
Sailors Woolwork or Woolie mid 19th century