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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, two flowering trees with birds, lamb (or perhaps a dog) on left; floating mound with three trees on right; butterfly at top;...

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Samuel Bradstreet; gift to the MFA, July 17, 1919.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

Crewelwork embroidery

American, Colonial, second quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

Boston area, New England


Overall: 46.7 x 39.7 cm (18 3/8 x 15 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen twill (fustian), wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts