1800 - 1899
Baste fibre, metal thread, silk, silk velvet, sequins, and glass beads
1060 mm (Diameter)
Place of origin
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Attingham Park, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
Embroidered circular mat. Undyed baste fibre; metal and silk threads; in repeating pattern of flowers; two borders Bullion fringe a) green silk b) (fragments only) velvet Circular; centre blank; border; main field; border; edging; lined completely by a) replacing b). Embroidered; undyed baste fibre plain weave; metal thread on yellow core, couched/laid with yellow thread; purle; sequins with glass bead; green. Blue, yellow, white glass beads. Twisted and wrapped metal cords. Main field; repeating flower head; 2 borders similar. Metal thread fringe 18 mm a) green silk unbalanced plain weave 'taffeta' b)(fragments only) magenta silk velvet. 19th century. Worked by professional Indian workers and showing Persian design influences. 19th century,
Found in a chest of drawers at Attingham in1992 and assumed to have been put there by Lady Berwick (1890 - 1972). Attingham collection; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.