Panel of needlework

French (?)
18th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 28 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (73 x 26 cm)

Accession Number

38.1053

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Loosely woven linen completely covered with embroidery. Flowers, architectural ornament and scrolls and two armorial shields surmounted by a crown are worked in gros point and petit point with brilliant colored wools and silks (reds, blues, yellows, greens, etc.) on a ground couched with silver thread. The couching stitches are taken through firm linen lining, as well as loosely woven linen. Said to come from Polish church.
Belongs with 38.1050-1052.
See note.

Provenance

Said to come from a Polish church. 1938, gift of Philip Lehman, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 21, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman