Chair seat cover (one of a set of seven)

English, Dutch?
about 1740s

Object Place: England


44 x 68 cm (17 5/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill ground with wool embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



One of a set of seven. Red, orange, brown and shades of yellow crewels worked with a variety of stitches, including stem, see, buttonhole, lattice work, French knots, bullion, etc., on a linen-and-cotton weft twill ground fabric. The design shows a central tree island with bizarre flowers and exotic fruits. Condition: Good. See matching bed curtains (63.1023-.1026) and matching valance (63.1027)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund