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English Embroidery from the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1580-1700: Twixt Art and Nature

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This book centers around the Metropolitan Museum of Art s preeminent collection of embroidered objects from England s late Tudor and Stuart eras. These seventeenth-century embroideries, some eighty works in all, include samplers, gloves, headgear, purses, raised work panels, boxes and mirrors, portrait miniatures, lavishly embroidered Bibles, and a spectacular burse made to hold the Great Seal of England. In a series of essays the book explores the important role of embroidery in the history of textiles and decorative arts ...

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English Embroidery from the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1580-1700: Twixt Art and Nature
2009, Yale University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300129670

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