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Polychrome wool yarns embroidered on linen warp and cotton weft ground, woven in weft-faced twill (fustian). Branches with large leaves and flowers rising from vase with flowers in it; design same as sets in Colonial Williamsburg and the Victoria and Albert Museum (1390.1904). Ground repaired in...

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Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Leslie Buswell

English, late 17th–early 18th century

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Overall: 194.6 x 92.1 cm (76 5/8 x 36 1/4 in.) (Maximum) The top edge: 35 1/2"

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Polychrome wool yarns embroidered on cotton and linen twill


Textiles and Fashion Arts