Bed curtain or wall hanging

possible Chinese for the European market
1600–50


Object Place: England

Dimensions

177 x 266.5 cm (69 11/16 x 104 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.529

Medium or Technique

Silk damask ground with polychrome silk and silver-colored metallic threads embroidered

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Made of four and one-half widths of white damask embroidered with polychrome silks and silver-gilt threads in primarily laid and couched work. Two kinds of damask used, one appears European, the other possibly Chinese. Motifs of birds, animals, fruits and flowers. Good condition, although one width is more worn that others.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mildred McCormick for The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection