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Textile - Silk Table Runner Embroidered with Silver Bullion, 1830s

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Description
Embroidered textile formerly used as a table runner. When donated by Mrs Docherty in 1991 it was described as a Scottish sideboard runner dating from the 1830s. The design and construction of the fabric is probably Indian in origin. It includes an extensive use of silver bullion on a cream silk backing to define the areas of abstract floral patterning. Parts of the cream silk backing have deteriorated.
Object Registration
1991.0020
Keywords
textiles - international, embroidery
Historical information
When donated by Mrs Docherty in 1991 it was described as a Scottish sideboard runner dating from the 1830s.
When Made
1830s
Last updated
8 Jun 2020 at 10:47AM