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Cover for a sofa

Worked on coarse canvas with a heavy silk floss; the ground is cream colored silk on which is a design of large flowers and fruit worked with pale brown, yellow, blue, green, red, neutral violet and a little black silk; edged with scallops which are lined with heavy brown linen.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Italian, 18th–19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts