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Panel, table cover

Italian?
17th century


Object Place: Italy

Accession Number

59.431

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Italian, 17th century design of possibly later workmanship. Panel, part of a table cover.
Long, narrow panel of natural tabby linen, pieced with a narrow strip at one end. One long side and both ends embroidered with cream sils in satin stitch: border shows pairs of peacocks and smaller birds flanking a tree, all conventionalized. This unit is repeated alternately in opposite directions along the length of the border. A line of crude needle point lace with tassels, made of the cream silk, trims the same three edges. Linen browned; a few brown stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb