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85/948 Valances, mantelpiece covers (2), embroidered wool and chenille on silk, made by Isabella Murray (daughter-in-law of Sir Henry Parkes), Australia, 1885-1895. Click to enlarge.

Wool and chenille valances by Isabella Murray

Made
Valances, mantelpiece covers (2), embroidered wool and chenille on silk, made by Isabella Murray (daughter-in-law of Sir Henry Parkes), Australia, 1885-1895
One valance made of black silk is edged with silk cord and chenille tassels, this shelf trimming depicts a design based on sprays of wattle. The flowers consist of small pompoms of wool, made by hand or purchased commercially.
The second example is black silk edged with braid and silk tassels, and embroidered with arum lilies, native heath …

Summary

Object No.

85/948

Object Statement

Valances, mantelpiece covers (2), embroidered wool and chenille on silk, made by Isabella Murray (daughter-in-law of Sir Henry Parkes), Australia, 1885-1895

Physical Description

Valances, mantelpiece covers (2), embroidered wool and chenille on silk, made by Isabella Murray (daughter-in-law of Sir Henry Parkes), Australia, 1885-1895
One valance made of black silk is edged with silk cord and chenille tassels, this shelf trimming depicts a design based on sprays of wattle. The flowers consist of small pompoms of wool, made by hand or purchased commercially.
The second example is black silk edged with braid and silk tassels, and embroidered with arum lilies, native heath and ferns worked in stem and filling stitches.

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs Jane Gray, 1985

Acquisition Date

19 June 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

Wool and chenille valances by Isabella Murray 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 December 2022, <https://ma.as/53638>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/53638 |title=Wool and chenille valances by Isabella Murray |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=6 December 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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