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Decoration from a smock

18th or early 19th century


Overall: 20.5 x 28 cm (8 1/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: white linen. Design: rectangle with narrow border on four sides enclosing lozenges and vertical bands worked with pink cotton in straight stitches, detailed with small swastikas worked with light neutral yellow and orange silk, and small sequins many of which have come off. Small swastikas and S-forms in the narrow border worked with blue cotton and light neutral yellow and orange silk. Outside rectangle is a geometric pattern with geometric birds and plants across the top, worked with pink and blue cotton, and light yellow and orange silk.


From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund