Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge will be exhibiting a massive American sailor's woolwork picture of a frigate this week in New York.
American sailors' woolworks are rare, not being generally part of the range of crafts that were created by American sailors. They are more commonly created by British sailors and marines. Thus, American woolworks are few and far between and when found are often of a lesser quality than British woolworks. This wool is a remarkable exception being probably one of the finest sailor's woolworks that has been on the market in a generation.
This wool though is an exceptional work of art. It is significantly larger than normally found measuring an extraordinary 36 1/2 inches x 43 inches. It is expertly created with ranges of color, a fine, tight chain stitch instead of the more common long stitch. The composition is thoughtfully created with the ship filling most of the image. There is a beautifully rendered sea with repetitive white tops and a beautiful sky with patches of sunshine peeking through clouds. The ships sails forward through the rough sea, its large banner waving in the air, its Stars and Stripes proudly displayed at the stern.
The wool will be exhibited along with a large number of British woolies (as these sailors' woolworks are known) on the Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge Booth-#504 at the Antiques at the Armory Show at Lexington and 26th Street, New York, NY. The show runs from-
January 20-21-22, 2012
Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge
PO Box 55
Maryknoll, New York
About Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc.
Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge , is one of New York leading dealers specializing in Antique ceramics, Sailors' Woolworks, prints and China Trade Watercolors.