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Cushion

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1660-1685 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, metal thread, darned silk pile, and peacock feather embroidery on linen with silk facing and metal fringe.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Lavery

  • Museum number:

    T.52-1930

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Linen with embroidery in silk, metal thread, darned silk pile (cut and uncut) and peacock feathers in long and short satin stitch and couching. Under a cloud from which and angel looks down, a lady stands in a bower with two children (possibly the figure of Charity). At the top are the sun and the moon; to the right and left are birds, animals, insects, and flower springs. The back is faced with silk and there is an original metal fringe.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1660-1685 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk, metal thread, darned silk pile, and peacock feather embroidery on linen with silk facing and metal fringe.

Dimensions

Length: 11 in, Width: 7.5 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1930/5147.

Descriptive line

Embroidered silk & metal with female figure with children; England; 1660-85.

Materials

Silk thread; Linen; Silk (textile); Fringe; Peacock feathers; Metal thread

Techniques

Embroidered; Weaving; Sewing

Subjects depicted

Moon; Birds; Animals; Charity; Angels; Children; Sun; Woman; Flowers; Insects

Categories

Embroidery; Household objects

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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