Embroidered Casket (English, c. 1650)

Embroidered casket, English, c. 1650. Embroidered casket, English, c. 1650. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam acc. no. BK-KOG-2443.

A casket with ebony veneer and decorated with embroidery on the lid and its four sides is housed in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. It dates to c. 1650 and was produced in England. It measures 25.5 (h) x 27.2 (w) x 35 (l) cm. The embroidery is carried out with gold and silver thread, and silk. The embroidery shows various landscapes.

The embroidery is sometimes described as stumpwork, but this may be incorrect.

See also Martha Edlin's casket.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 10 August 2016).


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