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Chair seat cover

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Pale brown linen embroidered with colored wool in a design of leaves, flowers, and small trees. The colors are blues, blue greens, brilliant pink and pale neutral yellows. The cover is made up of several pieces sewed together. Worked by Mrs. John Barrett, (Sarah Gerrish born in 1718) the donor.

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Gift of Mrs. Barrett Wendell

American, 18th century


53 x 64.7 cm (20 7/8 x 25 1/2 in.) Object measured flat.

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Medium or Technique

Linen ground with wool embroidery, silk and wool tape, linen tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts