Lord Chancellor's Burse for the Great Seal of Elizabeth I by Unknown Artist

A burse panel of crimson velvet worked in purl wire, gold and silver-wrapped threads with the Elizabethan Royal cypher in raised work.

Details

Medium:
Velvet panel embroidered in wire, thread etc
Dimensions:
43 x 48 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £47,185; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Private vendor

Provenance

Made around 1596 for Sir Thomas Egerton; given to Henry Jones, one of Egerton's servants; bought at auction in 1880s (?)

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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