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Bench cover

French or Spanish
18th century


Object Place: France or Spain

Dimensions

169.5 x 61.5 cm (66 3/4 x 24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.1101

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel probably a bench cover. Worked with polychrome silk threads primarily in tent stitch through a thickness each of green satin and canvas. Background of gold on which is depicted birds and flowering vines. In center is a scene showing figures playing a game (bowling?) amidst landscape and architectural and outlined with gold braid. Good condition although a few spots.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb