Half round, flat pouch ceriserood satin embroidered with symmetrical floral and leaf motif in gold thread, with drawstring and silk tassels, anonymous, ca 1600 - ca 1699 Silk, gold leaf, flossing l 10.5 cm × W 15cm.
Detail, Women's Waistcoat, British,1760-69, V Museum. Silver-gilt buttons fasten this 1760s woman’s riding waistcoat of eye-catching bright pink silk. Each button has a wooden core. The indented edges form useful notches around which to secure strips of silver-gilt foil and thread. They complement an embroidered pattern of flowers worked in chain-stitched silver-gilt thread and spangles (or sequins).
Circa 1580 Italian symmetrical "candelabra" pattern of alto-e-basso or pile-on-pile of silk cut velvet. Called "candelabra" pattern due to the many branches in the design. Pile-on-pile refers to two layers of threads, one higher than the other. Alto-e-basso is Italian meaning high and low.