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Cushion cover

Cushion cover

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1936 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dring, Lilian, born 1908 - died 1998 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered felt, velvet, rayon satin, slubbed woven cotton and rayon with a metallic strip, couched down wools and cord

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.299-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Square embroidered cushion cover panel with a bold stylised design executed in various applied materials - felt, velvet, rayon satin, slubbed woven cotton and rayon with a metallic strip, couched down wools and cord. Within a figure of 8 a stylised crown is depicted above two orb-like devices. The date MAY 1937 is applied below the orbs in blue felt. The entire design is enclosed by a circle of cord decorated with four tassels. The design is multi-coloured, the main colours are purple, yellow, pink, blue, red and silver. Signed in purple and black couched wools 'LMD'. Mounted on a padded board.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1936 (made)

Artist/maker

Dring, Lilian, born 1908 - died 1998 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered felt, velvet, rayon satin, slubbed woven cotton and rayon with a metallic strip, couched down wools and cord

Marks and inscriptions

'MAY 1937'
Applied below the orbs in blue felt

'LMD'
Signature in purple and black couched wools

Dimensions

Length: 17 in, Width: 17 in

Descriptive line

Embroidered cushion cover of felt, velvet, rayon satin, slubbed cotton and rayon, designed and made by Lilian Dring, England, 1936

Production Note

Made to commemoratre Edward VIII's Coronation, which never took place.

Categories

Royalty; Interiors; Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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