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English silk taffeta apron with flowers

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An image of Textiles. Apron. Three gold baskets with tall stems bearing roses, pomegranates, tulips etc., and leaves, between them a cornucopia with ears of corn and flowers. A border with flower sprays, or moss with tiny flowers, alternately. Silk taffeta, worked with gold and silver thread and coloured silks in couching, French knots and satin stitches. Length, whole, 19.25 in, width, whole, 40.25 in, circa 1700-circa 1749. English.

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Textiles. Apron. Three gold baskets with tall stems bearing roses, pomegranates, tulips etc., and leaves, between them a cornucopia with ears of corn and flowers. A border with flower sprays, or moss with tiny flowers, alternately. Silk taffeta, worked with gold and silver thread and coloured silks in couching, French knots and satin stitches. Length, whole, 19.25 in, width, whole, 40.25 in, circa 1700-circa 1749. English.

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  • Accession Number: T.8-1942
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 655 pixels
  • Image width: 1023 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 155.41kB
  • Exposure time: 1/15
  • ISO Speed: 50
  • Captured: 2012:02:21 14:49:18

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18th Century apron baskets clothes clothing corn cornucopia cornucopiae couched couching ear of corn embroidered embroidery English Fitz_AA floral flowers French knots Georgian grains green grenadier metal metallic pale green pink roses pomegranate red roses roses satin stitch silk silks stitches stitching taffeta textile thread threads tulips

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