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Cot Set (Britain)

Embroidered cot set, England, early 18th century. Embroidered cot set, England, early 18th century. Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, acc. no. CIRC.531-1923.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London holds an early eighteenth century quilted and embroidered cot set (cot cover and two curtains, sewn together at a later date), made in England. The textiles are flat quilted (without wadding), using a back stitch with silk thread. The textiles are made of linen and lined with cotton. The cot cover measures 93 x 60 x 90 cm.

The floral patterns, worked in chain stitch, recall Indian textiles (chintzes), which were very popular in Europe in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 11 January 2017).

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