Panel of embroidery

18th century

Object Place: France


82.5 x 138 cm (32 1/2 x 54 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton quilted with polychrome wool embroidery

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Panel, made of part of a petticoat. Rectangular panel of quilted white cotton. Upper two-thirds quilted in herringbone pattern; lower third patterned with swirling spirals; zig-zag band between. Lower third embroidered with fine twisted polychrome woolen yarns. Symmetrical pattern of fine blossoms and tendrils arranged in vertical rows connected at bottom of fine swags. Below. A narrow border showing an undulating floral vine. A few small brown stains; wools worn in places, especially lower border.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot