Cover

French(?)
first half, 18th century


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

Overall: 293.5 x 53.3cm (115 9/16 x 21in.)

Accession Number

65.598

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cover possibly for a bench, embroidered with polychrome crewel threads in chain, stem, long and short stiches on a cotton-and-linen ground fabric. Design of bowl of fruit and flowers at each end from which grow flowering vines. Stylized leaves and identifiable flowers (carnations, irises, tulips) are combined with crowns and other “collar-like” motifs which tie the vines together. Coat of arms at one end shows a rampant lion. Soiled with a few darned areas, but otherwise in good condition.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund