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Fragment of crewel work, probably from a bed hanging; pattern flowering stem with berries, New England laid stitch (or Roumanian coaching) predominant stitch, most of main stem gone but smaller stems in chain or stem stitch, berries and some flowers in dense spirals of stem stitch, yellow...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gerturde Townsend

Crewelwork fragment (probably from bed hanging)

American, second quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

New England, United States

Dimensions

27 x 46.5 cm (10 5/8 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.327

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles