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Cushion cover

Italian or Sardinian
19th–20th century

Object Place: Italy or Sardinia


44.5 x 54 cm (17 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on cotton plain weave, metallic-wrapped silk, and silk braided trim

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cushion cover. Obverse, chinoiserie design of a woman, playing a stringed instrument and a child flanking a palm tree within rectangular field bordered by stylized leaf and blossom motives repeating alternately on either side of a continuous undulating angular stalk. Reverse lacking chinoiserie design. Polychrome silk yarns on a linen ground. Obverse and reverse joined by open interlacing silk and metallic yarns. Soiled, small holes.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection