Whitework sample

European
early 19th century


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

40 x 22.8 cm (15 3/4 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

43.999

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with cotton

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White cotton plain weave ground worked with white cotton yarns in a variety of stitches and drawnwork. Horizontal rows, one above the other, of stylized and naturalistic floral vines. One row with drawnwork squares. Scalloped edges. Slightly stained. Stitches: buttonhole, chain, double faggot, French knot; pulled work, single faggot.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection