Rectangular fragment of unfinished needlepoint upholstery; linen canvas with floral design, first drawn in graphite and then inked; partially worked at the bottom in tent stitch. All-over design of carnations, roses, and other flowers.
Inherited by donor from Priscilla Scollay Melvill by descent. Gift of Helen Pamela Higgins to the MFA, December 2000.
Gift of Helen Pamela Higgins in memory of her aunt Gertrude Glidden Cabot (1894-1966)
American, mid-18th century
- Artist Priscilla Scollay, American, 1755–1833