Part of a border of embroidery

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

29.2 x 50.1 cm (11 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

58.1394

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Part of a border, made into a cushion cover. Cream-colored satin ground, embroidered with pale polychrome twisted silks in chain stitch. Bouquets of morning glories or slender stalks with tiny blossoms, tied with ribbons. Along one edge, an undulating line of pink dots and a diminutive grape-vine. A few worn spots in satin, some darned.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend