Panel of embroidery

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

82.5 x 138 cm (32 1/2 x 54 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.579

Medium or Technique

Cotton quilted with polychrome wool embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Panel, made of part of a petticoat. Rectangular panel of quilted white cotton. Upper two-thirds quilted in herringbone pattern; lower third patterned with swirling spirals; zig-zag band between. Lower third embroidered with fine twisted polychrome woolen yarns. Symmetrical pattern of fine blossoms and tendrils arranged in vertical rows connected at bottom of fine swags. Below. A narrow border showing an undulating floral vine. A few small brown stains; wools worn in places, especially lower border.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot