Square panel of embroidery

English
17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

21 x 21.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.801

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk and silver metal thread embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen canvas ground, embroidered with silver and polychrome silk yarns in stem and tent stitches. On a silver ground, a large, virtually symmetrical plant bearing a variety of blossoms and leaves. A pair of snails on side stalks of plant; scattered over background are flies and caterpillars. Narrow borders top and bottom showing alternate white and shaded blue chevrons. Silver tarnished; silks faded. Narrow black frame; glazed.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard Russell