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Chair seat

Chair seat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Canvas embroidered with silk and wool

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Chair seat of canvas, embroidered with wool and silk in shades of mustard, green, red, pink, blue, grey, beige, brown, mauve and cream in cross and tent stitches.
The border has a mustard-coloured ground decorated with large, brightly coloured flowers; carnation, lily, convolvulus and peony.
The central embroidered scene is of 'The Cur, the Horse and the Shepherd's Dog'. The initials 'E.W.' are embroidered on the wall in the middle distance.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1730 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Canvas embroidered with silk and wool

Descriptive line

Embroidered chair seat, England, ca. 1730.


Furniture; Embroidery; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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