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Cream colored linen, solidly worked with wool in "Roumanian" or "Oriental" stitch (also called New England laid stitch). Design: on back and front conventionalized flowering plant worked in green, several shades of red and pink, yellow, blue, black, and white, the background worked in red and...

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Owned by Boston physician Dr. Samuel Lemuel Hayward (1749-1821); Given by his daughter Mrs. Harriet S. Wyman (1803-1883) of Wayland to Lemuel Shaw (1781-1861); Gift of Mrs. Henry K. Metcalf to the MFA, May 2, 1935

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Gift of Mrs. Henry K. Metcalf

Crewelwork embroidery

Pocket book

American, 1768

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


14 x 19.8 x 5.8 cm (5 1/2 x 7 13/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

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Wool embroidery on linen ground with glazed wool lining, wool twill tape binding and silk ribbon


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