Part of embroidered bed hanging

Crewelwork embroidery

American (Massachusetts)
second quarter of 18th century


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

98.9 x 61.7 cm (38 15/16 x 24 5/16 in. )

Accession Number

43.1504

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Piece of linen embroidered in blue cotton thread with two thin vines with c-scrolls terminating in single flower or leaf motifs; probably originally part of a bed hanging; stems of two thin vines and outlines of flowers and leaves in stem stitch; small dots in leaves and flowers in cross and seed stitch; large square dots in flower on upper right in satin stitch; criss-cross patterned filling in some flowers in couched open herringbone

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1943

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Hoxie