About This Artwork


Cushion Cover (Made from a Woman's Dress), late 16th century

Linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk yarns and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in Algerian eye, back, buttonhole, open buttonhole filling, chain, double running, overcast, plaited braid, and square open work stitches; laid work, couching and woven wheels; spangles
73.9 x 61.5 cm (29 1/8 x 24 1/4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland, 1955.1221

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, European Needlework (Textile Furnishings) from the Permanent Collection,
October 27, 1979–January 27, 1980

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century, September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990

Publication History

Christa C. Mayer Thurman. Textiles in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992), pp. 64-65, 145.

Interpretive Resources

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