Cover for a chair seat

Crewelwork

American (Milton or Leominster, Massachusetts)
mid-18th century


Object Place: Milton or Leominster, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 48.9 x 61 cm (19 1/4 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

65.893

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered in Irish stitch (also called Florentine, bargello, Hungarian, or flame stitch) with shades of yellow, green, red, brown and ecru wool threads on linen canvas. Original colors may be seen along edges of the cover but the central area is badly faded and worn, and there are numerous holes. Canvas hemmed at back. Edges ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura L. Williams