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Three side-by-side rows with small rectangular areas, one above the other, having simple, open, geometric, linear and floral designs worked in a lace-like fashion. Fourth row includes a lengthwise stylized leaf motif in blue silk chenille yarns. Mounted on a pink linen ground. Edged with white...

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Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

European, mid-18th century

Object Place

Continental Europe

Dimensions

29.8 x 36.5 cm (11 3/4 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1000

Medium or Technique

Linen gauze weave embroidered with linen and silk chenille

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles