late 18th century
Object Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
22.1 x 39.5 cm (8 11/16 x 15 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave embroidered with Cotton and silk
Not On View
Worked by Abija Hall (1772-1864) or her sister Anna (Nancy) Hall (1776-1863) at Mary Balch’s school. Four horizontal rows each containing nine squares of sample embroidery stitches, drawn and cut-work in white threads on white linen ground. Alphabets and numbers worked in red cotton in cross-stitch along lower edge. Handfinished on three sides: selvedge at left.
Condition: Good. Some stains along edge.
See Notes on Collection.
Gift of Margery B. Howe to MFA, 1987
Gift of Margery B. Howe