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Mirror Depicting King Charles II and Queen Catherine of Braganza

A work made of silk, satin weave; appliquéd with silk and linen, plain weaves, silk, satin cut solid velvet, and silk oblique interlaced tapes; embroidered with silk, linen, and silk-wrapped metal coils and wires in individual back, satin, single satin, tent, and a variety of buttonhole stitches; laid work, couching, cut and loop pile, bullion, and buttonhole picots; glass beads, mica, and seed pearls; edged in silk, plain weave tapes; tortoise shell frame.
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  • A work made of silk, satin weave; appliquéd with silk and linen, plain weaves, silk, satin cut solid velvet, and silk oblique interlaced tapes; embroidered with silk, linen, and silk-wrapped metal coils and wires in individual back, satin, single satin, tent, and a variety of buttonhole stitches; laid work, couching, cut and loop pile, bullion, and buttonhole picots; glass beads, mica, and seed pearls; edged in silk, plain weave tapes; tortoise shell frame.

Date:

17th century

Artist:

England

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Mirror Depicting King Charles II and Queen Catherine of Braganza

Origin

England

Date

Made 1601–1700

Medium

Silk, satin weave; appliquéd with silk and linen, plain weaves, silk, satin cut solid velvet, and silk oblique interlaced tapes; embroidered with silk, linen, and silk-wrapped metal coils and wires in individual back, satin, single satin, tent, and a variety of buttonhole stitches; laid work, couching, cut and loop pile, bullion, and buttonhole picots; glass beads, mica, and seed pearls; edged in silk, plain weave tapes; tortoise shell frame

Dimensions

50.8 x 41.9 x 3.2 cm (20 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland and Mrs. Edwin A. Seipp

Reference Number

1961.887

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