Part of a bed cover

Crewelwork embroidery

American
third quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

119.5 x 22 cm (47 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.273e

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1926

Credit Line

Gift of Henrietta Page