Bedcover

English
1700–50


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

221 x 213 cm (87 x 83 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: about 30 x 40 in.

Accession Number

1976.21

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; silk and metallic embroidery; cotton lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Field of individual motifs of exotic birds, flowers and pagodas; border alternating peacocks and flowers. Tadpole-like motifs dot whole cover. Red, green, yellow, pink, blue and brown silk yarns and metallic yarns worked chiefly in chain stitch through cotton ground and cotton lining. Cream silk yarns worked in back stitch to create chevron pattern across entire ground. Good condition, colors bright, a few very small stains and holes.

Provenance

By exchange

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection