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Embroidered Stool Cover From Hardwick Hall (1 of 2), in Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England more

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Embroidered Stool Cover From Hardwick Hall (1 of 2)

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Hardwick Hall is known for its outstanding 16th and 17th Century tapestries and embroideries.

From that treasure-house of embroideries, Hardwick Hall, [...] belong the two round stools and the back and seat from a chair in the suite in the Presence Chamber (facing pages 102 and 103), the work of Jacobean or perhaps early Caroline date. The embroidery is executed firstly upon canvas and then cut out and applied to the velvet ground, which age has toned from the original crimson to a rich, purplish brown.” (p. 102)

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