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Inlay Patchwork Picture, c. 1850

Inlay patchwork picture showing nostalgic, rustic scene, Britain, mid-19th century. Inlay patchwork picture showing nostalgic, rustic scene, Britain, mid-19th century. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. AP.27-1917.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a woollen inlay patchwork (also known as mosaic patchwork or intarsia work) from the UK, showing a nostalgic, rustic scene. It dates to the mid-nineteenth century and measures 43 x 46.1 cm. Details are added with silk thread and simple stitches.

According to the V&A catalogue, the patchwork may have formed part of a counterpane made by John Brayshaw, of Church Street, Lancaster and shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 23rd November 2016).

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