Embroidered fragment

American
mid-18th century
Artist Priscilla Scollay (American, 1755–1833)


Object Place: Probably Boston, New England

Dimensions

59.7 x 26.7 cm (23 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2000.1245

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular fragment of unfinished needlepoint upholstery; linen canvas with floral design, first drawn in graphite and then inked; partially worked at the bottom in tent stitch. All-over design of carnations, roses, and other flowers.

Provenance

Inherited by donor from Priscilla Scollay Melvill by descent. Gift of Helen Pamela Higgins to the MFA, December 2000.

Credit Line

Gift of Helen Pamela Higgins in memory of her aunt Gertrude Glidden Cabot (1894-1966)