Crewelwork Panel depicting the Tree of Life, with richly coloured exotic flowers, animals and birds and Oriental buildings. English, early-18th Century.
Provenance :- Parry-Crooke family, Darsham House, Suffolk. From second half 19th century until c. 1945 and thereafter in another family house until 1993.
Similar animals and birds appear on curtains in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Museum No. T172-1923) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Accession Number 08.186a).
Another panel with the same design is illustrated in Lanto Synge, Art of Embroidery, pl. 161, p. 181