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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I know very little about this other than it is very old. I have never ever seen anything like it at all. It is a 3"x4" piece of material of a little girl and little boy that look lost and scared in the woods. My camera doesn't take the greates pictures but in real life it looks like an actual photograph. I have seen tapesties before but nothing can compare. It came from some great grandparents that received many gifts from their friends Mr. & Mrs. Boeing. I am truly impressed and amazed at how it was made. Anyboy out there know anything about it? and its value?

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    1. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 9 years ago
      A quick google search for "antique silk picture" turned up very similar items, and this info:

      Woven silk pictures -- possibly French, late 1800s -- or possibly a new item -- according to -- which says:

      French woven silk pictures, resembling fine black and white etchings, were quickly shadowed by English pictures, which were produced in brilliant colors. The colorful silk pictures by Thomas Stevens, called Stevengraphs, are the best known and highly collectible.
      Another major weaver of silk pictures was Neyret Freres of France. Neyret Freres is best known for exquisite silk interpretations of whimsical paintings in black and white with shades of gray, and occasional accents of color. In the late 1990's the firm began producing additional copies of a few of the original designs, using stocks of original silk thread.

      It's a pretty little picture, and I am sure it has sentimental value. Thanks for sharing it with us.

      Find smilar items here: Ruby Lane Home > Antiques > Textiles, Linens > Stevengraph --,id=4.16.7.html
    2. Kathysseams, 9 years ago
      Perhaps from the story of Hansel and Gretel?
    3. I. Racz, 8 years ago
      I have the same silk picture and have been trying to find out it`s worth
      mine is framed and is about 7.5 by 12.5 inches.
    4. bexrex, 7 years ago
      I purchased the same item 25 years ago from an older gentleman who spent time in Germany/Austria. I can't remember what he called them but I believe they were local to an area in Germany.
    5. chinablue chinablue, 7 years ago
      My first thought when I saw it was Hansel and Gretel.
    6. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 7 years ago
      I've got this too, my one has the Initials NF on the bottom left. Is yours the same?
    7. curiouskat, 4 years ago
      I also have fabric picture that was my grandmothers. She said it was picture of Hansel and Gretel. It also has the NF woven into the lower left-hand corner and it measures 7" x 14".

    8. Leslie52, 3 years ago
      I recently purchased the same painting on silk,after doing some research I found the artist name for the initials NF.They stand for Neyret Freres of France,dating to the beginning of the early 1900's.
    9. jackrussellhev, 10 months ago
      I have this panel I have had it for about 40yrs have been trying to find anything about it mine hasNF on it in the corner,mine is7"x14" have taken to have it valued but they couldn't tell me anything about it
    10. keramikos keramikos, 10 months ago

      Using that tidbit of provenance provided by Leslie52 as search criteria yielded this article about the Neyret Freres company:

      And a listing for another copy of that image:


      This charming woven silk picture was made in France by Neyret Freres. The woven silk pictures were meant to resemble photographs. The picture is called "Lost in the Woods" and depicts a young boy and girl in the woods. If you look at the young lad's shoes, they look like they are no more than leather sewn together.


      And this one:


      Most all Woven Silk Postcards and Images are generically referred to as Stevengraph by Thomas Stevens, no matter who the actual maker was. The Stevengraph Company (1862-1940) in Coventry, England, was destroyed by bombs in WWII.

      This image was actually manufactured by the Neyret Freres Company of France.

    11. keramikos keramikos, 10 months ago
      jackrussellhev, D'oh! If I could only read. I see now that MsDowAntiques had already written about the Neyret Freres company, so the only new tidbit I was able to provide was the name of the image: "Lost in the Woods."

      I'm not sure what else you're looking for at this point. If it's value, CW's owner Barnebys does appraisals:

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