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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...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange

English, late 17th or early 18th century

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

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Linen plain weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts