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Tudor Flower Motif

British formal flower motif outlined in chain-stitched metal thread, on linen. Blackwork fillings in silk in several patterns have become worn in places. The motif has been cut out of background and mounted on modern linen. About half the metal th...

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Panel

Italian. Worked on fine corded cream silk in metal threads and floss silk in graduations of tones of green and pink. Shows influence of Oriental design. Some areas have been unpicked and the background has shredded in places.

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Sleeve Band

Chinese. From a jacket. Yellow silk ground almost entirely covered with embroidered pattern inspired by waves and sea spray. Use of shading copied by European embroideries in the 18th century.

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Apron

Portuguese. Part of peasant costume. Closely woven in red wool on white warp. Geometric design in bright colours in loom embroidery - extra weft pulled up in loops on the surface Yellow braid waistband, and pink braid edges.

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Stump-work Picture

British. Shows two royal personages in 17th century costume. Figures and animal motifs are padded, and flower petals and clothing are worked in detached buttonhole stitch. Dated 1652 with a monograph at the man's feet in small pearls.

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Sampler

British. Long linen sampler worked in coloured silks in decorative bands including alphabets, geometric patterns and flower motifs in large variety of stitches. Signed 'A.B.' or 'R.B.' 1669. The originally bright colours can be...

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Chair seat

British. Jacobean design chain-stitch throughout, in coloured wools on linen. Extensive use of shading. Embroidery in good condition but background is worn and has been mounted on a backing.

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Apron

British. Floral design embroidered on green taffeta in silks and gold thread. Satin stitch and variety of fillings used. Background has shredded in places and has been backed on net.

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Apron

British. Scallop-edged cream taffeta apron. Silk and metal threads. Symmetrical floral design incorporating metal thread areas padded with cord. Extensive use of pearl and sequins. Framed.

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Pole Screen Panel

British. Brighly coloured wool embroidery on tapestry woven background which is striped at the base to form part of the design. Flowering urn design with birds. From an early 18th century tripod walnut pole screen destroyed in London during the war.

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Quilt

British. Exotic flower and bird motifs in bright colours chain stitched on linen. Several motifs recur in different colours. Influenced by imported painted cottons from Far East.

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Georgian Waistcoat

English. Fine white corded silk waistcoat with floral border incorporating the rose, thistle and shamrock. Pockets have embroidered flaps. Part of the spotted background has been unpicked. Shows influence of Chinese embroideries. This item was dam...

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Georgian Waistcoat

British. Floral border design continues round high collar and pocket flaps. Remainder of waistcoat has all-over sprig design. Buttons are embroidered. Fine satin stitch embroidery shows Chinese influence. Used to be framed.

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Sampler

British. Long linen sampler embroidered almost entirely in cross-stitch. Bands of formal pattern and alphabets at the top. To each side of the signature "HCW 1780" are initials "MEW 1780" and "IFMS 1780". Lower half i...

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Sampler

British sampler. Cross stitch on fine linen. Signed "IMW 1787". Motifs similar to GB 1694 NDS/GB/17 but smaller scale. Biblical and allegorical figures, birds, plants and formal garden motifs.

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