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Chair seat

Chair seat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Canvas embroirdered with wool and silk in cross and tent stitches

  • 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 Poet and the Rose.' The initials 'E.W.' are embroidered on the plinth of the sculptured bust, depicted in the scene.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1730 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Canvas embroirdered with wool and silk in cross and tent stitches


Length: 52 cm maximum, Width: 57.8 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Embroidered chair seat, England, ca. 1730.


Textiles; Furniture; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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