Part of a long cover

English
Early 17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 186.1 x 77.2 cm (73 1/4 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.253

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk and metallic threads

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Polychrome silk and gilt-silver yarns embroidered on undyed linen ground. Pattern of eight individual floral slips repeated throughout, divided from one another by diamond lattice-work of gilt-silver yarns. Gilt-silver border at top and both sides. Cut across bottom. Other part of this embroidery is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Good condition; faded.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago; 1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection