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Polychrome wool and silk yarns (blues predominate) in tent stitch on canvas. Neoclassic design of rows of flowers in architectural motif. Condition: faded, soiled, worn. Used on one of set of six matching chairs and sofa (French, about 1780) in house of Sen. Jonathan Mason in Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. R.H.A. Swain

American,

Object Place

Boston, USA

Dimensions

56.5 x 71 cm (22 1/4 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.259

Medium or Technique

Canvas with wool and silk embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles