second half of 18th century
Object Place: Russia
144 x 204 cm (56 11/16 x 80 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk ground embroidered with silk and metallic threads, silk and metallic fringe, wool and cotton stuffing, silk taffeta lining
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Embroidered bedspread; ivory satin ground; all-over design of poly-lobed medallions formed by couched gold outlines, each ending in spray of three blossoms or berries worked in polychrome silk in satin, chain, stem and knot stitches; central round medallion, deep border and four corner ornaments all in rococo motifs worked in several kinds of gold thread in couching and satin stitches; fringe on all four sides of white, cream, red, green and blue silk and gold thread; embroidery worked through layer of wool fleece stuffing to linen backing; interlined at later date with fleece-backed cotton and lined with pale blue silk taffeta.
Gift of Robert Newbegin, in memory of his aunt Caroline King Little