Part of a bed cover

Crewelwork embroidery

American
third quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: New Emgland, United States

Dimensions

174 x 20 cm (68 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

26.273f

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen (two pieces) embroidered in crewel stitches with two shades of blue wool, in a design of meandering vine with conventional leaves and flowers; solid areas in Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch; some stems filled n with herringbone stitch; outlines of leaves and flowers in stem stitch; dots in flowers and leaves in seed, cross, and bullion stitches

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1926

Credit Line

Gift of Henrietta Page