Acquisition of a 17th Century Beadwork Basket

The Holburne Museum campaigned to buy this 17th Century beadwork basket made in England around 1665. It depicts Charles II and Catherine of Braganza next to a castle within a leafy landscape. It reflects the remarkably high standard of British needlework during the 17th century.

Beadwork basket (c. 1660–70)
Beadwork basket (c. 1660–70)
Applicant: 
The Holburne Museum
Location: 
The Holburne Museum of Art, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Avon, BA2 4DB
Region: 
South West
Grant awarded: 
£48,000
Year awarded: 
2013