Juwelenkistje van hout, overtrokken met groen fluweel en in hoog reliëf versierd met goud- en zilverdraad en rivierparels, anonymous, c. 1550 - c. 1624 - Rijksmuseum
Juwelenkistje van hout, overtrokken met groen fluweel en in hoog reliëf versierd met goud- en zilverdraad en rivierparels, anoniem, 1550
Late century Cushion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia - This cushion, made in Europe, makes extensive use of metallic thread embroidery. The rich colours and dense ornamentation are characteristic of the Baroque style.
Moss green silk velvet pillow with gold and silver embroidery and purl work, English or French, 17th C. Couched silver and gold metal raised embroidery on the original green silk velvet. Appliques of leaves were cut from woven cloths of gold and silver and applied to cut pile silk velvet then outlined with gold metal cording. Raised areas were stuffed with padding and covered with cloths of gold giving this remarkable textile a three dimensional quality. Areas of thick metal purl can be…
Box, Italy, ca Gilt with moulded white lead 'pasta di muschio' decoration. Gilt-boxes, decorated with scented lead-based paste (pasta di muschio) and illustrated with biblical or classical legends, were popular throughout Italy between about 1470 and
A Charles II silk embroidered casket, English, third quarter century