Cushion cover


Object Place: England


Overall (Including width and depth of bow trim at sides): 50 x 67 x 3 cm (19 11/16 x 26 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; satin appliquéd and embroidered with silk and metalllic threads and spangles Raised work; woven silk and metallic ribbon and lace trim

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cushion cover worked in polychrome silks, silver and gilt-silver yarns, spangles and wires on pink satin-weave silk ground, with metallic lace trim. Pattern of appliqued flower slips, birds, animals, insects with a mirror upper center held by a hand, showing a man’s portrait; woman holding mirror in center; man or woman holding lamb at lower center, ship in each lower corner. Five original ribbon ties on each side, pink lining. Very faded, ground once bright salmon pink.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection