Rectangular cover

Probably Turkish or Eastern European
18th–19th century

Object Place: Probably Turkey or Eastern Europe


84 x 200 cm (33 1/16 x 78 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and gilt metal-shot ribbed ground with gilt metallic thread, sequins, spangles, and floss silk embroidery, polychrome velvet applique, metal strips and coils, metallic tape and fringe, and linen backing

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Central medallion of guilloche bands and a repeating floral motif, bearing an applied coat-of-arms(three lions rampant) backed by stylized acanthus leaves and surmounted by a crown. On either side a horizontal, symmetrical floral spray with inwardly curling leafy branches and leaves plus wheat stalks. All within a similar rectangular guilloche border. Outer border, a straight stalk with stylized leaves and blossoms within scalloped bands. Metal strips and coils, metallic yarns, sequins and spangles plus polychrome velvet and floss silk yarns on a red gold-shot ribbed silk ground. Metallic tape edging and metallic bottom fringe probably later additions. Ground worn, some missing yarns.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection