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Linen ground fabric, solidly covered with embroidery worked with polychrome crewels in New England laid stitch (or Roumanian couching), although some of flower centers in french knots and pineapples in lower section outlined in stem or split stitch; green background with a roughly symmetrical...

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Inscription

According to original description, illegible name and date "[J]ULY 1772" written ink on the canvas (probably on reverse side which is no longer visible)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Roger Griswold

Crewelwork embroidery

American (New England), before 1772

Object Place

New England, United States

Dimensions

46.5 x 63.5 cm (18 5/16 x 25 in.) possibly folded under on mount

Accession Number

54.113

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles