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Chair seat of cotton and linen twill (fustian) embroidered with wool (crewelwork) in low hills at bottom in green, yellow, and blue bands with leaves and strawberries, small blue bird on right standing on area of horizontal green lines with three small plants, tree with swirled fruit and pointed...

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Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

Crewelwork embroidery

American, second quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

Boston area, New England


40 x 49 cm (15 3/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen twill (fustian), wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts