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Cushion cover: T.9-1949

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Fine linen cushion cover embroidered with polychrome silks (green, pink, cream, purple, and yellow) in back and satin stitch.

The all over pattern is based upon a strongly geometricised flower, four of which form a star shaped motif. The flowers are alternately purple & green on one diagonal and yellow and pink on the other. These motifs form a border to the back of the cushion. Both front and back are edged with a plait of silk with loops upon the front through which pass bolster shaped buttons made of interlaced silk which one attached to the back by tight loops in the plait itself.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Augustus and Lady Daniel

Measurements and weight

Length: 16 in
Width: 19.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949-06-25) by Augustus, Daniel, Sir & Lady

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Fine linen cushion cover embroidered with polychrome silks (green, pink, cream, purple, and yellow) in back and satin stitch. The all over pattern is based upon a strongly geometricised flower, four of which form a star shaped motif. The flowers are alternately purple & green on one diagonal and yellow and pink on the other. These motifs form a border to the back of the cushion. Both front and back are edged with a plait of silk with loops upon the front through which pass bolster shaped buttons made of interlaced silk which one attached to the back by tight loops in the plait itself.
Embroidered

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.9-1949
Primary reference Number: 110961
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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