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Rococo Stitch Cushion Cover.

This unusual, remarkable and labour intensive embroidery is composed of a number of slips which have been worked individually and couched onto the satin weave silk ground. By the use of slips it was possible for several embroiderers to combine efforts and work on the same piece and indeed this may well be such an example.

First Half 17th Century.
Framed Size: 11 x 16 ins 29 x 42 cms.