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bed cover

Date: 1901 - 1909
Country: France
Continent: Europe
Technique: bobbin lace, embroidery, weaving
Material: linen, metallic thread, silk on silk
Dimensions: 122 x 104 in. (310 x 263 cm)
Credit: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Oliver E. Kuechle
Accession Number: E.A.E.1242a


Comments: Large bed cover embroidered with opera scenes alternating with lace panels.  Six 8’ x 1’ units of yellow satin-faced silk – joined in center – with labeled opera scenes spaced by lyres, irises, bows, leaves, and scrollwork; the scenes are rendered realistically.  The tape lace panels and flounce are attached to blue satin-faced silk and also feature lyres, irises, and bows.

Bibliography List
This object has the following bibliographic references:
  • Mary Gostelow. Art of Embroidery: Great Needlework Collections of Britain and the United States. Dutton. New York , 1979. Page Number: 89. Figure Number: plate 19, p. 87
  • Mary Ann Fitzgerald. Pixels and Textiles: Digital Close-Ups and Objects from the HLATC. HLATC. Madison, WI , 2001. Page Number: 29-30.

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opera
vignette
scene
lyre
iris
bow
Boheme-Atto III,I,I
Strategia Damore
Manon-Atto IV,III,I
Aida-Atto IV,III,I
Cavall Rustic
Tosca-Atto II,II,II
people
events



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