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Embroidered cushion cover

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Embroidered cushion cover, dark brown linen ground, solidly embroidered with several shades of blue, green, red, yellow, and a little cream white, brown, and black wool which has almost entirely rotted away, background of design blue, a plant with scrolling branches and leaves and flowers grows...

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Mrs. Adolph Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1951, sold by Adolph Loewi to the MFA for $350. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951) NOTES: [1] This had been privately owned for many years.

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Swiss, 16th century

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41 x 59 x 1.5 cm (16 1/8 x 23 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

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Wool embroidery on linen ground with linen backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts