Cover

Portuguese
18th century


Object Place: Portugal

Dimensions

Overall: 166.4 x 217.2 cm (65 1/2 x 85 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

66.507

Medium or Technique

Cover with silk embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cover, possibly for a table or bed, worked in a variety of flat, straight stitches and couching with polychrome silk yarns on a linen ground. Design of birds, flowering vines and vases of flowers is solidly worked and completely covers the ground fabric. Condition: Excellent.

Provenance

1966, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, in honor of Mrs. Samuel Cabot