Towel

American
1770s


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

74.7 x 56.2 cm (29 7/16 x 22 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

45.634

Medium or Technique

Linen broken twill with linen plain weave tape and silk embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White rectangular towel, diamond pattern, tape loop at top, remnants of brown “A W”, selvedges at sides

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout