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[One part of] Embroidery

Flower motifs cut away from background. Individual blossoms or sprigs, embroidered in polychrome silks on ribbed silk taffeta grounds. Stems, satin and knotted stitches. Some silks (blacks?) rotted out, leaving drawing visible on ground.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Catharine Peacock

English, 18th century

Object Place

England

Accession Number

48.1096d

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles