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Not currently on display at the V&A


1600-1629 (made)
Place of origin

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

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk, silver and silver-gilt thread embroidered on a linen ground
Brief description
embroidered, 1600-29, English; Scrolling stems with animals, birds, plants etc
Physical description
Cover; embroidered, with floral scrolls, animals, birds and various flowers
  • Length: 99.75in
  • Maximum width: 19.5in
Dimensions taken from Register, not checked on object
Object history
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'
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Constance Howard, Design for embroidery, from traditional English sources, London 1956
Accession number

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Record createdJanuary 2, 2007
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