Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.



  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered canvas with wool and silk, backed with silk damask

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Brigadier W. E. Clark

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cushion of embroidered canvas with wool and silk in shades of red, yellow, blue, mauve, cream and grey on a black ground, in tent stitch. The central panel is covered with a large spray of flowers. The narrow border contains a criss-cross pattern with a leaf at each corner. The cushion is backed with a Chinese export red silk damask furnishing fabric, with a large scale floral pattern.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1730-1769 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered canvas with wool and silk, backed with silk damask


Length: 19.25 in, Length: 48.9 cm, Width: 10.75 in, Width: 27.3 cm

Descriptive line

Cushion of embroidered canvas with wool and silk, England, 1730-1769

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Donald King and Santina Levey, Embroidery in Britain from 1200 to 1750. V&A, 1993, p. 30 and ill. on p. 106.


Textiles; Interiors; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.

We need your help

Hello. We are working to improve our collections online and would like to understand better how our visitors use our site. Please could you spare two minutes to answer some questions?
Take the survey
No thanks. Continue to the V&A website