Table cover

Italian
17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

109 x 224.5 cm (42 15/16 x 88 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.1016

Medium or Technique

Linen embroidered with silk and metallic yarns

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Table cover. Fine linen ground, embroidered with plychrome silks and gold and silver yarns in satin, split and running stitches. In each corner of central field, a symmetrical bouquet of flowers and ears of wheat issuing from urns; at each end of this, a band showing rinceaux composed of flowers and leaves and another plain band with formal sprigs in corners. Border all around, matching rinceaux bands, trimmed with scalloped points showing sprigs. Reversible. Silks slightly faded; silver tarnished. One repair in main field.

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund