Panel of needlework

French (?)
18th century


Height x width: 28 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (73 x 26 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Loosely woven linen completely covered with embroidery. Flowers, architectural ornament and scrolls and two armorial shields surmounted by a crown are worked in gros point and petit point with brilliant colored wools and silks (reds, blues, yellows, greens, etc.) on a ground couched with silver thread. The couching stitches are taken through firm linen lining, as well as loosely woven linen. Said to come from Polish church.
Belongs with 38.1050-1052.
See note.


Said to come from a Polish church. 1938, gift of Philip Lehman, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 21, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman