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Wendell and Oliver coat of arms

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Coat of arms of Wendell impaling Oliver. Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk in tent stitch. Small painted area on dexter side showing crossed anchors (later addition). Shades of red, pink, brown, yellow, gold and white with touches of blue. Embroidered in wool yarns under the coat...

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Probably worked by a daughter of Jacob Wendell (1691-1761) and Sarah Oliver (1696-1762); descended in family of their brother, Oliver Wendell (b. 1733) to his grandson Oliver Wendell Holmes; bequest of Mrs Edward Jackson Holmes

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Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American, about 1750

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


36 x 37 cm (14 3/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and wool, pigment


Textiles and Fashion Arts