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Cushion

Cushion

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1699 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin embroidered with coloured silks, silver and silver-gilt threads, spangles

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Frank Ward

  • Museum number:

    T.238-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coronet cushion cover of purple satin embroidered with coloured silks, silver and silver-gilt threads and spangles in plaited braid and buttonhole stitches, with couching and raised work. Scrolls of metal thread embroidery with flowers and fruit. In between the scrolls are lizards, birds, snails, caterpillars, toads and flies, and growing from them are leaves. Mounted on backboard.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1650-1699 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Satin embroidered with coloured silks, silver and silver-gilt threads, spangles

Dimensions

Width: 20.25 in, Length: 21.5 in

Descriptive line

Coronet cushion cover of satin embroidered with coloured silks and metal threads, England, 1650-1699

Materials

Satin; Silk; Silver

Techniques

Embroidering; Gilding

Subjects depicted

Lizards; Snails; Frogs; Birds; Flowers; Caterpillars

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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