Late 17th–early 18th century


54 x 57 cm (21 1/4 x 22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin with spiral of polychrome wire (couched) embroidery

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White satin, on which is drawn the design of a vase and flowers. Part of the border has been worked with spirals of wire, wound with light and dark blue, dark red, violet, pink, light and dark green, yellow and brown silk. On two sides is a green selvedge, into which is woven three threads of white wound with thin strips of tarnished metal. Supposed to have been worked by some member of the Green family, and brought to America, in the late 17th or early 18th cent. Miss Sarah Green worked the leaf of green silk about 1778 in imitation of the old stitch.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Susan A. Grout of Uxbridge, Mass.