User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Beadwork cushion

Start collecting

Pink silk cushion embroidered with beadwork figures, spangles, and trimmed with metallic lace (now oxidized black); large tree at center with three yellow fruits (possibly yellow plums), single white blossom with yellow center, and two leaves; male figure left of tree with long brown hair, high...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

English, used in America, late 17th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

probably England

Dimensions

Overall: 29.2 x 45.4 x 2.2 cm (11 1/2 x 17 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1029

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, glass beads, metal spangles, lace with metallic threads, linen plain weave (backing and reverse)

Not on View
Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles