Part of a bed cover

Crewelwork embroidery

American
third quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 120 cm (9 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26.273b

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen embroidered in crewel stitches with two shades of blue wool, in a design of meandering vine with conventional leaves and flowers; solid areas within flowers and leaves in Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch; thinner stems and outlines in stem stitch; thicker stems and blue border in herringbone stitch (border embroidered later, when bed curtain cut apart); dots in leaves and flowers at in French knots and cross stitch; dotted lines inside petals of flowers in running stitch

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1927

Credit Line

Gift of Henrietta Page