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Rectangular fragment with embroidered asymmetrical baroque pattern of flowers with curling leaves, overall ground pattern of tiny openwork holes

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

American, mid-18th century

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 18.4 x 23.8 cm (7 1/4 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1033

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with silk and cotton embroidery and deflected warps and wefts

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles