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Christening coverlet

Italian
probably first half of 19th century


Dimensions

113 x 121 cm (44 1/2 x 47 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.21 x 1.13 including fringe

Accession Number

31.31

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: thin cream-colored silk gauze in twill weave, lined with faded salmon pink cotton. Design: conventionalized floral forming border across each end; and powdered over surface, worked with green silk and flat gilded copper wire. Trimmed with gilt fringe, and green silk ribbon. Torn, worn and stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Helen K. Appleton