Cover for a bench

American
18th century


Object Place: New England

Dimensions

145 x 55 cm (57 1/16 x 21 5/8 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

25.191.1

Medium or Technique

Linen embroidered with wool yarns

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cover for the top of a bench. The design of irregular points, zig-zags, etc. is worked with pink, yellow, green, blue, and light neutral wools, in several tones and values of each color, and is outlined in part, with dark brown. The stitch, a straight single stitch, parallel to the warp of the canvas, is sometimes called Florentine stitch, Hungarian point, Bargello work, etc. Formerly mounted on modern bench (25.191.2).

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth H. Clark in memory of Mary R. Crowninshield