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Cushion cover

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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...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, 1600–25

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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.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts