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Cushion

Cushion

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered canvas with wool and silk, backed with silk damask

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Brigadier W. E. Clark

  • Museum number:

    T.77-1969

  • 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)

Date

1730-1769 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered canvas with wool and silk, backed with silk damask

Dimensions

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.

Categories

Textiles; Interiors; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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