Cover for a bench
Object Place: New England
145 x 55 cm (57 1/16 x 21 5/8 in.) (detail shown)
Medium or Technique
Linen embroidered with wool yarns
Not On View
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).
Gift of Miss Elizabeth H. Clark in memory of Mary R. Crowninshield