Bedcover

English
late 17th–early 18th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

157.48 x 144.78 cm (62 x 57 in.)

Accession Number

1985.417

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with silk and gold-colored metal threads embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Coverlet. Warp: linen. Weft: linen. Embroidery threads: silk and gold metallic threads. Exotic flowers, dentated leaves, and scrollwork embroidered with shades of red and green silk threads and couched gold metallic threads on natural colored quilted linen ground. Central floral medallion and similar motifs in the four corners, densely embroidered field. Condition: Good, small areas of thread loss, and some couched metallic threads that need re-attaching.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Larry Salmon