The cover is 21 x 21 inches and is of a rose or dusty bronze colour. The design shows a pot of flowers, and the whole is surrounded by a frill.
According to the Quilters Guild book "Quilt Treasures" corded quilting is of Middle Eastern origin and was very popular in the 17th century. There was a revival of corded quilting in the 1920's and 30's and a number of cushions were seen at the documentation days, including some made from kits. This pattern looks a bit more homegrown, featuring roses (perhaps from a template?) with some stems and foliage, atop a rather Welsh-looking fan.
On the back, you can see how the wool has been inserted in the channels of stitching between the "satin" and a backing cloth to form the ridges. I wonder if this is an artificial fibre - there were artifical silks and satins from this time...
The seller said that this cushion cover was over 100 years old, dating it to about 1910. The seller said that the maker was her father's aunt who had lived all her life in Ammanford. Both the maker and her mother were keen needlewomen (amateur). Under this cover she discovered more covers! but those were embroidered on crepe, not quilted. There are three or four other corded cushion covers in the sellers possession, with different designs but not all in good condition. I am trying to find out the name of the maker.
An interesting item, and the first I have of this type of quilting.