Curtain

English
early 17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

179.8 x 128.9 cm (70 13/16 x 50 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.271

Medium or Technique

Silk yarns embroidered on linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: deep grayish cream colored linen. Design: large scale all-over closely spaced continuous scrolling thorny stems; in each tightly curved scroll a blossom (12 different various types curl out from scrolling stems. Worked with soft polychrome silks, in satin, chain, modified ermine stich, and couching stitches. Parts of so-called “Long Cover”

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15,1943. Gift of Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection