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Unfinished chair seat cover

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Unfinished crewelwork embroidered chair seat or panel; linen canvas marked with black ink in floral design partially embroidered wool and silk threads in canvas stitch; top and bottom edges hemmed with blue linen thread; sides bound with plain weave linen strips with tac holes; large sunflower with...

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Cloth label sewn to lower right corner on which is written "worked about 1752/L [or I] C. Taber loan by S. L. Swan"

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Biggin

Crewelwork embroidery

American (New England), about 1752

Object Place

New England, United States


48 x 66.5 cm (18 7/8 x 26 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool and silk embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts