Feather, Linen, Silk, Silver thread
475 x 580 mmOrder this image
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
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17th century embroidered cushion for cane seated japanned chair in Scots Room. Pink silk embroidered with silver (gilt) thread (originally red and gold) in all over adjoining heartshape motifs. Coiled stitches in between and looping inside heart outline. Silver thread fringe around sides. Renewed linen base,sprigged, stuffed with feathers. Almost all silk and three-quarters of the embroidery still extant.