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Set of unfinished embroidered handscreens, one of three

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Coarse natural colored linen ground with design of polychrome flowers and leaves on an irregular dark reddish-brown ground worked with crewels in oriental stitch, center of screen unfinished shows design for basket on the linen, in one corner of the linen written in ink: Be a gook girl and do...

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

American, 18th century

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37.5 x 35.3 cm (14 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.)

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Linen ground with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts