Embroidery design

Deed of Sale to John Proctor

Probably New England (possibly Boston, Massachus
about 1720

Object Place: Possibly Boston, Probably New England


46.3 x 22.5 cm (18 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink on parchment

Not On View



Pattern for needlework, lace or embroidery. Drawn with ink on recto of a sheet of parchment bearing on the verso the text of a deed made by Stephen Dudley of Exeter to “John Procter of Boston in the County of Suffolk in New England, Scrivener,” written in Boston and dated March 23, 1719/20. Design of undulating floral vine. Fillings of flowers are indicated with markings which may be for embroidery or lace stitches. Design could be made to repeat stitches.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Remensnyder