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Table Cover

A work made of linen ground, embroidered with silk floss.

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  • A work made of linen ground, embroidered with silk floss.

Date:

c. 1900-1910

Artist:

England

About this artwork

Artistic needlework became a significant practice and feature of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. Leek Embroidery Society founders Elizabeth (1834–1902) and Thomas Wardle (1831– 1909) were acquainted with artist, designer, and writer William Morris (English, 1834–1896). The Leek school style often took inspiration from historical needlework and the small flowers on this table cover are reminiscent of embroidery patterns from the 1600s.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Table Cover

Place

England (Object Possibly made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

c. 1893–1917

Medium

Linen ground, embroidered with silk floss

Dimensions

136.5 × 135.3 cm (53 3/4 × 53 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

2018.782

Extended information about this artwork

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