Table cover

17th century

Object Place: Italy


109 x 224.5 cm (42 15/16 x 88 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen embroidered with silk and metallic yarns

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Table cover. Fine linen ground, embroidered with plychrome silks and gold and silver yarns in satin, split and running stitches. In each corner of central field, a symmetrical bouquet of flowers and ears of wheat issuing from urns; at each end of this, a band showing rinceaux composed of flowers and leaves and another plain band with formal sprigs in corners. Border all around, matching rinceaux bands, trimmed with scalloped points showing sprigs. Reversible. Silks slightly faded; silver tarnished. One repair in main field.

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund