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Rectangular hanging or cover

In the center is an elaborate monogram of the letter ‘A' beneath the crown of England (?). On either side are lush horizontally undulating stalks with several types of large scale naturalistic blossoms, plus leaves, wheat, and grape bunches. Partially in raised work. Galloon and red velvet...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Possibly English, mid-19th century

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Silk satin ground with silk floss, chenille, silver and gold-colored metal strip wrapped on silk core, and silver colored metal strip embroidery, gold-colored spangles, cotton filling, silk and silver colored metal strip wrapped on core woven tape, velvet, and cotton lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts