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Decoration from a smock

18th or early 19th century


Overall: 19.3 x 29 cm (7 5/8 x 11 7/16 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 interlacing diamond lattice worked, in straight stitches with pink cotton and gold thread (gilded silver wound on silk) framing gold rosettes outlined with pink, surrounded by small black spots, with small sequins sewed on the rosettes at regular intervals. In the narrow border are geometric forms worked with blue cotton, and green silk. Outside the rectangle is a zig-zag pattern with geometric figures in the intervening spaces worked with black and green silk (one with blue cotton).


From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot