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Curtain

American (New York)
1870–90
Embroidered by Mrs. Henry Day (1823–1895), Designed by Miss Bessie La Paix


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

156 x 113 cm (61 7/16 x 44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.841b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with silk embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Polychrome silk large-scale floral motifs (a: pink/salmon and yellow/ orange; b: white/gray/pink) embroidered on dark yellow silk ground. a lined with yellow silk marked “The Needle work and Textile Guild of the Art Institute of Chicago.” Worked by Mrs. Henry Day from designs of Miss Bessie La Paix of New York William Morris group of needlewomen for competition.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection