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Child's bed-cover; white cotton and linen twill (fustian), two pieces with abutting seam through center; wool embroidery (crewelwork) in deep floral borders and central flowers; chain stitch used extensively for outlines, stems, and filling; many petals filled in with buttonhole stitch; flower...

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Inscription

M F (in silk cross stitch)

Provenance

Embroidered by Mary Fifield (1694-1748) (who married Boston brewer Samuel Adams in 1713); Inherited by second child, Mary(Adams) Allen (b. 1717); Inherited by daughter Mary (Allen) Avery (1754[5]-1842) of Holden, Massachusetts; Inherited by eldest daughter, Mary (Avery) White (1778-1860), of Boylston, Massachusetts; Inherited by daughter Miss Mary Avery White (later Mary A. W. Davis); Gift to niece, Mary Avery White (daughter of Isaac Davis White and Elizabeth Hall Grosvenor), April 1, 1859; Gift to MFA, 1930

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Avery White

Crewelwork embroidery

American, Colonial, first quarter of the 18th century

Place of Creation

Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 109.2 x 100.3 cm (43 x 39 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

30.448

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen twill, embroidered with wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles