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Piece of velvet

Indian


Dimensions

66 x 46 cm (26 x 18 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .46 x .66' x .13' thick

Accession Number

19.737

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cushion cover. (semi-circular). Red velvet. The bands of floral ornaments and tree shaped medallions in the centers are worked with gold thread. The design on both sides of the cushion is the same but one side is so worn that only the paper on which the design had been worked remains. A band of floral ornament is embroidered on the velvet joining the top and bottom pieces. Made to go with 19.740, 19.739 and 19.738.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel