Writing Box (Needlework)

A work made of wooden box; covered with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk floss in back, running, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; edged with silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and silvered-metal strips, plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave and plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; silver hardware; two glass bottles inside.
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  • A work made of wooden box; covered with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk floss in back, running, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; edged with silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and silvered-metal strips, plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave and plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; silver hardware; two glass bottles inside.

Date:

17th century

Artist:

England

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Title

Writing Box (Needlework)

Origin

England

Date

1601–1700

Medium

Wooden box; covered with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk floss in back, running, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; edged with silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and silvered-metal strips, plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave and plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; silver hardware; two glass bottles inside

Dimensions

14.9 × 20.6 × 23.4 cm (5 7/8 × 8 1/8 × 9 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland

Reference Number

1966.431

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