Table cover

English
mid-17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

147.5 cm (58 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.491

Medium or Technique

Wool yarns embroidered on cotton and linen twill

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen (warp) and cotton (weft) twill ground, embroidered with neutral red crewels in stem, asparagus and other fancy and knotted stitches. Field shows regular repeat of single elements: lily sprig, daffodill sprig, bird, snail, butterfly and caterpillar. Border shows conventionalized blossoms and leaves in scallop effect. Ground fabric browned, worn, patched.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund