Embroidery Sample (France), ca. 1800
Medium: silk, metal-wrapped silk cord, metal sequins, bullion and glass, paper Technique: embroidered in satin, stem and couching stitches on supplementary warp cut pile (velvet); in paper envelope. Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund. 1932-1-18.
What is this?
Paper envelope containing manufacturer's embroidery sample for a man's long coat. Dark purple cut velvet embroidered in elaborate border design of fern-like leaves worked in silver metal bullion and blue glass; flowers in pink, purple and gold with gold glass centers; and red, orange, green and gold leaves. One edge is bordered with stylized carnation flower heads in pink, white and green with glass and silver bullion centers.