Embroidered cover

late 17th or early 18th century
Drawing by John Stilwell (English, late 17th–early 18th century)

Object Place: England


132.08 x 149.22 cm (52 x 58 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Linen, plain weave with embroidered repeating rows of chinoiserie and other motifs (insects, animals, floral slips, etc.) in silk. Edged with hand-knotted fringe along top left edge: “John Stilwell Drawear at Ye Flaming Soord Rusill Street Covint Garden Remoove at Quartear-Day 2 ye (3?) Pidgins in halfe moone Street”. Fair condition. Yellow-brown discoloration, brown stains, small areas of loss to and unfinished embroidery.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange