Traditional design meets modern living with this WILLIAMSBURG Magnolia Needlepoint Pillow. An 18th-century magnolia watercolor painting from our collections is artfully hand stitched on the face of the pillow with 100% wool threads. Finished with a cotton velvet backing. Add elegance to your home instantly with this gorgeous throw pillow inspired by Colonial Williamsburg's collections.
- Accent pillow inspired by the collections of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
- Colors of black, green, brown, and cream
- Hand made from 100% wool with a cotton velvet zippered back
- Removable poly insert
- Measures 18" square
- WILLIAMSBURG by Michaelian Home
Dry Clean Only.
The design on this striking magnolia pillow is taken from a watercolor painting by Lady Henrietta Somerset, circa 1763, in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections (object #1989-395,14).
The Duchess of Beaufort hired German-born Georg Dionysius Ehret, the most highly-regarded botanical illustrator in England at the time, to teach her daughter, Lady Henrietta Somerset. Ehret instructed Lady Henrietta in watercolor painting at her home, Badminton, the family seat of the Duke of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England. Botanical specimens grown in the gardens at Badminton most likely provided the source for her work.
See the original painting that inspired this pillow in our digital collections.