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Embroidered in Irish stitch (also called Florentine, bargello, Hungarian, or flame stitch) with shades of yellow, green, red, brown and ecru wool threads on linen canvas. Original colors may be seen along edges of the cover but the central area is badly faded and worn, and there are numerous...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura L. Williams

Crewelwork

American (Milton or Leominster, Massachusetts), mid-18th century

Object Place

Milton or Leominster, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 48.9 x 61 cm (19 1/4 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

65.893

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles