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Chair seat

Chair seat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk and wool embroidery on canvas, worked in tent stitch

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss M. Burd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment for a chair seat of silk and wool embroidery on canvas, worked in tent stitch (gros and petit point). The design consists of a bowl full of flowers set in a symmetrical arrangement of floral stems, springing from a grassy mound. The colours used are red, yellow, blue, and green in varying shades on a white ground. The needlework has been mounted on a framework.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1730 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk and wool embroidery on canvas, worked in tent stitch


Length: 26.5 in, Width: 25.25 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1929/5231. Part of a set of chair upholstery fragments, T.87 to 87M-1929. The embroidery was removed from the chair and the pieces re-numbered. The back and sides are basically in their 18th century shape, but the edges of the sides have been cut and the seat has been joined.

Descriptive line

Embroidered chair upholstery fragment, England, ca. 1730.


Wool yarn; Silk thread; Canvas



Subjects depicted

Flowers; Bowls (vessels)


Textiles; Furniture; Interiors; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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