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Mirror frame

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1674 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk satin in coloured silks and metal thread

  • Museum number:

    T.142-1931

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Unfinished mirror frame of embroidered silk satin in coloured silks and metal thread in tent and satin stitches, Chinese knots, darned silk pile, laid and couched work and raised work. With shaped panels with the seasons, floral and animal devices, a house, a fountain and the owner and his wife. Parts of the pattern in raised work.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1650-1674 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk satin in coloured silks and metal thread

Dimensions

Length: 20 in, Width: 16.5 in

Descriptive line

Mirror frame of embroidered silk satin in coloured silks and metal thread, England, 1650-1674

Materials

Silk satin; Metal thread

Techniques

Embroidering; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Caterpillars; Monkeys; Seasons; Pond; Love; Buildings; Weather; Women; Parrots; Kingfisher; Fish; Butterflies; Men

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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