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Embroidery from Europe

Embroidery, Europe

Works of Art (53)

Air: Louis XIV as Jupiter, from a set of eight wall hangings depicting the Elements and the Seasons, ca. 1683, French, Silk, wool, and metal thread (46.43.4)
Altar Frontal, late 14th century, German, Silk on linen (69.106)
Altarcloth (detail), second half of 14th century, German; From the convent of Altenberg, Linen embroidered with satin, chain, chevron, and Romanian stitches (29.87)
Burse, first quarter of 18th century, English, Silk, metal thread, pearls, and garnets on silk velvet (64.101.1363)
Cabinet with personifications of the Five Senses, third quarter of 17th century, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, purl, chenille, seed pearls, coral beads, and mica; tent knots, rococo, satin, couching, and detached buttonhole stitches, knots; woven metal thread trim; silk and paper lining (29.23.1)
Cabinet with scenes from the story of Esther, after 1665, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; seed pearls, mica, feathers; detached buttonhole, buttonhole filling variations, French knot, single knot, laidwork, couching, satin, and stem stitches (64.101.1335)
Chasuble, 18th century, Italian (probably Sicily), Silk and metal thread (1984.462.1)
Chasuble, ca. 1330–1350, English, Silk and silver-gilt thread and colored silks in underside couching, split stitch, laid-and-couched work, and raised work, with pearls on velvet (27.162.1)
Court suit, late 18th–early 19th century, French, Blue patterned velvet embroidered in gold and silver metallic threads, blue and white silk threads (1983.384.1a-c)
Court train (manteau de cour), ca. 1809, French, Red cut silk-velvet embroidered with gold metallic thread (32.35.10)
Cushion cover, 1590–1610, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; stem, back, plaited braid, knots, and detached buttonhole stitches (64.101.1253)
David and Abigail, mid-17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, back, and cross stitches; unfinished (64.101.1325)
Day dress, ca. 1924, Callot Soeurs (French), Woven cashmere embroidered with gold thread (1978.288.7a,b)
Embroidery with the Annunciation, mid-15th century, Netherlandish, Silk and metallic threads on linen (1990.330)
Evening dress, 1938, Madeleine Vionnet (French), Black silk satin and black silk net embroidered with black sequins (C.I.46.4.4a–c)
Evening dress, 1939, Jeanne Lanvin (French), Steel-gray silk taffeta embroidered with metallic sequins and pink beads (C.I.46.4.18a,b)
Evening dress, ca. 1887, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Silk, glass, metallic thread (C.I.49.3.28a,b); Evening dress, 1892, House of Worth (French), Silk, crystal, metallic threads (C.I.49.3.25a,b)
Evening ensemble, 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Ivory silk organza embroidered with metallic thread, purl, and rhinestones (C.I.46.4.3a–e)
Evening ensemble, spring/summer 1980, Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria), Gilt embroidered black silk gazar (1984.607.28a–c)
Evening gown, 1963, Hubert de Givenchy (French), Coral cotton lace reembroidered with coral-colored beads and coral pieces (1974.184.2)
Evening gown, spring/summer 1991, Gianni Versace (Italian), for Versace Couture (Italian, founded 1992), Polychrome printed silk with multicolored rhinestone and glass bead embroidery (1993.52.4)
Evening jacket, 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Deep magenta rayon crepe embroidered with metallic thread and polychrome sequins with plastic insect buttons (1974.338.2)

Dinner Suit, 1937–1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Green silk crepe and green silk velvet embroidered with metallic thread and red and pink rhinestones with half dome shaped plastic buttons inset with flowers (1978.288.19a–c)
Garden of Eden, last quarter of 16th century, English, Velvet worked with silk and metal thread; appliqué, tent, long-and-short, split, stem, satin, chain, knots, and couching stitches (64.101.1284)
"Junon" dress, fall/winter 1949–50, Christian Dior (French); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French), Cotton, sequins (C.I.53.40.5a-d)
Mirror with Jael and Barak, 1672, English, Satin worked with silk and metal thread, beads, purl, mica, seed pearls; detached buttonhole variations, couching, satin, long-and-short, tent, and straight stitches; wood frame, celluloid imitation tortoiseshell, mirror glass, silk, plush (39.13.2a)
Ornamento Delle Belle & virtuose Donne, 1554, Matteo Pagano (Italian), 1554, Book with woodcut plates (21.15.2bis)
Orphrey panels from a chasuble: Coronation of the Virgin Mary and Christ in Majesty, early 15th century, Bohemian, Silk and metal thread; 39 1/4 x 29 in. (99.7 x 73.7 cm), The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.16a–c)
Pair of gloves, 1620–40, English or Dutch, Leather; silk worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, knots, and couching stitches; metal bobbin lace (28.220.3,.4)
Pair of gloves, 1620s, English, Leather; satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, satin, detached buttonhole, couching stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon (64.101.1248,.1249)
Pair of gloves, ca. 1600, English, Leather; satin worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; satin, couching, and darning stitches; metal bobbin lace (28.220.7,.8)
Pair of gloves, first half of 17th century, English, Leather; canvas worked with silk and metal thread; tent, Gobelin, detached buttonhole variations, and plaited braid stitches; metal bobbin lace; silk and metal ribbon (28.210.1,.2)
Panel from a set of Bed Curtains, first half of 18th century, Greek Islands, Cyclades, Linen embroidered with silk (64.278.1,2)
Panel from an Altar Frontal: The Flagellation, mid-14th century, Italian; Made in Florence, Silk and metallic threads on linen (64.27.18)
Panel with musical party in a garden, 1647, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent stitch (64.101.1314)
Panel, ca. 1900, Hector Guimard (French), Silk and paint on silk (49.85.11)
Portrait of Charles I, ca. 1650–70, English, Silk satin worked with silk and metal thread; split, straight, and satin stitches (39.13.7)
Pump, 1873, Made by J. A. Petit, Paris, Leather, silk, linen, metallic threads (C.I.50.12.1a,b)
Purse, early 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, glass beads, spangles; Gobelin, tent, and detached buttonhole stitches (29.23.15)
Purse, last quarter of 16th century, English, Colored silks with silver and gold thread on linen (1986.300.1)
Robe à l'anglaise, 1784–87, French, White muslin with hammered silver foliate diaper-patterned and red silk thread embroidery (1991.204a,b)
Sampler, 1656, Anna Buckett, English, Linen worked with silk threads; long-and-short, split, stem, back, tent, cross, and satin stitches (64.101.1327)
Scenes from the Life of Abraham, mid-17th century, English, Linen worked with silk thread; tent and couching stitches (64.101.1306)
Self-Study Book of Drawing, Painting, and Embroidery for Ladies, 1798, Designed by Johann Friedrich Netto, Published by Voss und Compagnie, Leipzig, Etching, silk and metal thread embroidery on silk, on one page (32.121.3)
Spot sampler, mid-17th century, English, Linen canvas worked with silk and metal thread; stitches include tent, cross, back, plaited braid, detached buttonhole, knots, and laidwork (64.101.1328)
Stole with Images of the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, ca. 1200, German (Rhineland) or English, Red silk, linen underlay, crimson silk tabby, metal threads (strips of gold and silver leaf wrapped on linen thread) (64.101.1382)
Table carpet fragment, late 16th century, English, Canvas worked with wool and silk thread; tent stitch (54.7.8)
Textile with Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, late 14th century, Tuscany, Italy, Colored silks, metal thread (64.101.1384)
The Tree of Life, first half of 17th century, English, Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches (64.101.1305)
Trunk of shoes, 1914–19, Pietro Yantorny (Italian), Wood, silk, linen, leather (C.I.53.76.1a,b-12a,b)
Unfinished cabinet panels, ca. 1660, English, Satin worked with silk, metal, wool thread, and silk purl (1998.541)
Wall panels, ca. 1799, Designer: Jean Démosthène Dugourc (French); Maker: Camille Pernon (French), France (Lyon), Woven silk and metal thread with applied silk and chenille embroidery (2006.519a,b)
Woman's jacket, ca. 1616, English, Linen worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; detached buttonhole variations, wrapped ladder stitch, straight, knot, chain, and satin stitches, metal bobbin lace (23.170.1)
Work bag, dated 1669, England, Wool and linen (2006.263)