Canvas embroidery

American


Object Place: Boston, USA

Dimensions

56.5 x 71 cm (22 1/4 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.259

Medium or Technique

Canvas with wool and silk embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Polychrome wool and silk yarns (blues predominate) in tent stitch on canvas. Neoclassic design of rows of flowers in architectural motif. Condition: faded, soiled, worn. Used on one of set of six matching chairs and sofa (French, about 1780) in house of Sen. Jonathan Mason in Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. R.H.A. Swain