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Coverlet

English
Early 18th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 98 x 97 cm (38 9/16 x 38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.288

Medium or Technique

Silk; Embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Coverlet. Within a central wreath, formed of a continuous semi-naturalistic slim stalk bearing various blossoms and leaves, is a mound with symmetrical grape bunches, wheat stalks, and leaves, surmounted by a similar slender stalked flower with blossoms and slim leaves. Occupying the field around the wreath, and oriented towards it, are many similar, detached three-blossom flowers. In each corner, angled toward the center, is a symmetrical floral spray with a bulbous reticular pattern base. Connecting these, as borders, are similar slim floral stalks. Narrow metallic tape border. Polychrome floss silk and metallic yarns and spangels on a couched white floss silk ground. Good condition.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection