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An ottoman.

Covered in embroidered silk on a diapered silver ground, with a repeat design of stylised carnations and curling fern-like leaves, interspersed with small quatrefoils.

This originally formed an embroidered coverlet or floor-cloth, possibly Indian of 1710-30, 200cm by 133cm by 47cm.

Delhi was a centre for the manufacture of these items at the time.

The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: ‘The fifth George Room…..A large square centre ottoman covered in finely embroidered silk.’


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