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Historic British Sampler of London Huge Tea Tray

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Historic British Sampler of London Huge Tea Tray
$320.00 Includes Shipping and Handling in USA

Huge tea tray, framing a hand embroidered sampler depicting the most recognized areas, landmarks and people of London. the surrounding border of flowers show the emblems of the British Isles...Rose for England, Thistle for Scotland, Shamrock for Ireland,and Daffodil for Wales, interspersed with crowns throughout. Near the top center is a figure of Queen Elizabeth I. The figures at bottom right are the Beefeaters, who guard the Tower of London which is embroidered to the right with a red flag on top. Beneath the Tower is the Tower Bridge over the River Thames. The figures on the bottom left are the Buckingham Palace Guards. The scroll lists "Places of Interest" , and there are embroidered figures such as the "Barrow Boy", hawking fruits and vegetables from his barrow. This was made in 1951 most likely in celebration Q.E.II's Coronation It's embroidered on natural linen and framed under glass in a heavy solid oak tray, measuring 17" X 26". The lettering is legible, but doesn't show well photoed under glass. So delightful and historic! Limited to photos, but I'll be glad to send you more. Thank you for visiting!

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