Panel of embroidery: Formal Garden

French or English

Object Place: France or England


78 x 59 cm (30 11/16 x 23 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: H: about 28 in.; W: about 24 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Loosely-woven linen tabby ground, embroidered in tent stitch with polychrome silks and crewels and silver yarns. A garden park with long Palladian building at far end flanked by twin chinoserie pavillions or aviaries (? E. Welch); hedges and trees beyond. Middle and foreground filled with trees in pots, birds, dogs, monkeys, fashionably dressed men and women, etc. Elaborate fountain in center. Faded, stained. Silver tarnished. Brown crewels partly rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot