English or French Pillow 17th Century Gold & Silver Embroidery with Rare "Purl" Work

(Great Britain, 17th Century)

English or French Pillow 17th Century Gold & Silver Embroidery with Rare "Purl" Work
164 Windy Row
Peterborough, NH, 03458
603-924-6601
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English or French Pillow 17th Century Gold & Silver Embroidery with Rare "Purl" Work

English or French, 17th century, couched silver and gold metal raised embroidery on original green silk velvet. Appliqués of leaves were cut from woven cloths of gold and silver and applied to silk velvet then outlined with gold metal cording. Raised areas were stuffed with padding and covered with cloths of gold giving this remarkable textile a three dimensional quality. Areas of thick metal purl can be seen in the very center of the middle leaves. “Purl” is a form of metal embroidery thread coiled like a tiny spring, something that is no longer done today. Trimmed out with four different 17 and 18th century handmade silk and metal trims. Backed with moss green silk velvet, down/feather insert.

WIDTH: 29 in | HEIGHT: 21 in

Origin Great Britain
Category Pillows
Circa1650
Period 17th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: The edges of the original silk velvet have what is called rub to the velvet, typical of something 400 years old.

THB REF: 7083172104
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