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Early 20th Centruy Arts & Crafts Embroidered Pillow


Period Arts & Crafts Pillow
Period Arts & Crafts Pillow






Period Arts & Crafts Pillow
Period Arts & Crafts Pillow






Period Arts & Crafts Pillow
Period Arts & Crafts Pillow




Early 20th Centruy Arts & Crafts Embroidered Pillow
This charming Arts and Crafts embroidered pillow is done with colors very close in value and hue. The color palette has mellowed beautifully with age, giving it a lovely authentic antique patina impossible to duplicate in a newly-made pillow. It is more a study of texture with color being very low contrast. This is nice as the pillow design blends in well with most decor. The background color is a muted gold ochre and the embroidery thread ranges in color from a yellow ochre and muted copper, brass and bronze colors. It appears to have been an emroidery kit as do-it-yourself emroidery and such was very popular at the turn of the 19th century. Embroidered with silk thread on a sturdy rep weave fabric, the design has a rich silky sheen. The design is a classic Arts and Crafts pattern with the stylized foliage and floral motifs. The three large flowers and centers of the leaves are done in the French knot stitch, a larger version of the Chinese forbidden stitch. The stems and curves are done in the satin stitch. The pillow is edged with period fringed trim on both sides and stuffed with feathers. All elements of the pillow are original to the time period. Condition is excellent. Would look equally fabulous in it's intended period interior—softening the lines of that special brown or green leather upholstered Gustav Stickley setee or arm chair in front of the handpainted tile and brick fireplace next to the leaded glass window in the classic Midwest Arts & Crafts bungalow or in a contemporary artsy shabby shiek interior. Size is 18" by 22".

Item#: text024
$245



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