Decorative Pillow

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1879

GUSN

GUSN-243112

Description

Pillow with beaded and embroidered decoration. All non-embroidered surfaces are covered with iridescent, opaque beads. Embroidered animals include a dog in a top hat, rooster, squirrel, butterfly, cow, fly, cat, scarab beetle, goose, duck, and a peacock. Embroidered objects include a striped pitcher, crown, pair of skeleton keys, hat, cross, suit of cards, candle in candlestick, armchair, cornucopia, wreath, fan, teakettle, anchor, ladder, chessboard, and a pipe. Embroidered people include a knight in armor, dancing devil, king, lady, and a man leaning on a canon. 1 1/2" beaded and embroidered border with white beads and dark brown embroidery. Plain muslin back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pillows
cotton (textile)
beads (pierced objects)
Pillow, Throw

Inscription

"1879" (Moss green thread)

Additional Identification Number

79.4

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

23 x 22 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Anonymous Gift

Accession Number

2010.41.4