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Cover: T.1-1954

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Crimson satin embroidered with silk and gilt and silver thread in couching, French knots, long and short, satin and cut silk pile (for centres of five flowers only). Polychrome: black, blue, green, grey, red, yellow.
Border - in each corner a symmetrical spray of rose, stem and leaves. In centre of each side a sunflower with, springing from either side, a spray of waved stem with leaves and rose, iris, and tulip flowers.
Field - in the centre a large sunflower, the background evenly covered by four sprays of flowers (rose, iris and tulip) arranged symmetrically, two springing from an iris in the middle of each warp side and being linked together by a sunflower in the middle of each warp side.

Legal notes

Given by Frank Partridge

Measurements and weight

Length: 36 in
Width: 31.5 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954-02-25) by Partridge, Frank


17th-18th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1799 CE

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Materials used in production

Gilt thread

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1954
Primary reference Number: 197444
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 31 October 2013 Updated: Monday 18 July 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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