This is an extraordinary example of mid 19th century Berlin Wool Work in EXCELLENT condition. There are no records to indicate when this wool work piece was made or where it originated from. We know this style of art was wildly popular during the early to mid 1800's originating in Berlin, Germany.
It became a craze that spread to Britain and throughout the United States. Because of it's age, the background velvet has become unsecured around the edges of the frame in places with some small amount of fraying and spots of discoloration. The wool yarn and the black velvet background of this piece are in excellent condition with beautiful, strong, vibrant original colors. This piece measures 36" high x 16 1/2" wide inside the frame. The frame adds another 1.This frame may or may not be original to this piece, I have no way of knowing. The wood on the frame is in relatively good condition, the wood is strong and the corner joints are tight and secure. It could also be resized to accommodate the new proportions, if the piece were trimmed. The glass was recently lost during a move, and, will need to be replaced by the new owner. The glass that was on this piece appeared to be basic, framed art glass, and was most likely not the original glass. The item "Berlin Wool Work, Wall Hanging in excellent condition, Antique Art, Victorian" is in sale since Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Mugs, Cups". The seller is "hotinhavasu" and is located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.