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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1629 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, silver and silver-gilt thread embroidered on a linen ground

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cover; embroidered, with floral scrolls, animals, birds and various flowers

Place of Origin

England (made)


1600-1629 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk, silver and silver-gilt thread embroidered on a linen ground


Length: 99.75 in, Width: 19.5 in maximum

Object history note

This textile was acquired by the Museum at a Sotheby & Co. auction on 30th April 1926. It was in a lot recorded as 'The Property of Major Goodall, Dinton Hall, near Aylesbury. (Sold with the approval of the Court)'.
The catalogue entry was as follows:
'52 AN EARLY 17TH CENTURY STRIP, finely worked on linen, in silks and gold thread, with a pattern, within spirals, or animals, birds, insects, and plants, 8ft. 6in. by 1ft. 7in., unfinished'

Descriptive line

embroidered, 1600-29, English; Scrolling stems with animals, birds, plants etc


Silk thread; Silver-gilt thread; Silver thread; Linen


Embroidery; Couching; Braiding

Subjects depicted

Porcupine; Elephants; Hares; Roses; Strawberries; Stags; Lions; Unicorns; Camels




Textiles and Fashion Collection

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