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Border

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1675 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk velvet, applied with canvas work in silver-gilt and silver thread and silks

  • Museum number:

    540A-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Border of crimson silk velvet with an appliqué pattern embroidered in silver-gilt and silver thread, and red and yellow silks on canvas. Symmetrical pattern of scrolling leafy stems enclosing fruit devices, repeated in a vertical row. On either side is a narrow border filled with a wavy floral stem. Made up of two pieces of velvet sewn together.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1650-1675 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk velvet, applied with canvas work in silver-gilt and silver thread and silks

Dimensions

Length: 35 in, Width: 9.75 in

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 84218/1902.

Descriptive line

Border, embroidered silk velvet, applied with canvas work in silver-gilt and silver thread and silks, Italy, 1650-75

Materials

Silk (textile); Silver thread; Silver-gilt thread; Silk thread

Techniques

Velvet weave; Applied work; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Fruit; Leaf scrolls

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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