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Bed cover: T.4-1993

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Four widths of a linen bed cover, embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, chain and running stitch.

The main border comprises vases of carnations alternating with large, stylized tulips and hyacinths flanking a branch. There is a smaller, outer band of a scrolling stem with a carnation, hyacinth and rose. Detached parrots and dogs form a loose, inner border. The corner motifs are flower filled ewers and parrots.

Legal notes

Bought from the Textile Company

Measurements and weight

Length: 241 cm
Width: 173 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1993-11-22) by The Textile Company

Dating

Late 18th or early 19th century
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1820 CE

Note

The colours and design owe much to Ottoman embroideries but the figurative content is a local addition

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Four widths of a linen bed cover, embroidered with polychrome silks in darning, chain and running stitch. The main border comprises vases of carnations alternating with large, stylized tulips and hyacinths flanking a branch. There is a smaller, outer band of a scrolling stem with a carnation, hyacinth and rose. Detached parrots and dogs form a loose, inner border. The corner motifs are flower filled ewers and parrots.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.4-1993
Primary reference Number: 110446
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Bed cover" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110446 Accessed: 2022-05-23 12:53:49

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