early 19th century
Object Place: England
45.5 x 0.52 cm (17 15/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; embroidery, Taffeta
Not On View
Cream color taffeta ground, embroidered with fine polychrome silks in satin stitch and raised loops, and silver thread in raised satin and stem stitches. Fruits and flowers with foliage in a low blue bowl resting on a yellow ground. A bird is perched on a branch in the bowl. Several breaks in taffeta; needle holes and glue deposits around edges; top and bottom edges irregular. Silver tarnished. Selvedge left and right.
Gift of Arthur E. Davis in the name of Alice Cheney Baltzell