Embroidery

American
third quarter of the 18th century


Place of Origin: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

17 x 18.3 cm (6 11/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1778

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground cloth filled in with a red floral sprig and dark blue-green background; background probably in flat stitch, most of the red and pink blossoms and green leaves and the large brown stem probably in flame or Irish stitch, smaller stems and some outlines in stem or whip stitch, light brown center of smaller blossom in French knots

Provenance

Miss Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, December, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone