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A cover for a music stool

Cross point and petit-point. Canvas worked with pink, gray, and brown wools and a little cream colored silk. In the center is a circular medallion with a cherub playing on a lyre, seated on a lion, worked with petit-point stitch. The rest of the design of leaves, scrolls, and narrow borders...

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The middle worsted work was done by the Princess Lamballe, and the outside by Kathleen O'Meara who gave it to me and who inherited it from her great uncle Dr. O'Meara who was with Napolean I at St. Helena The Legator".

Credit Line

Gift from Estate of Mrs. Edward Wheelwright

French, 18th–19th century

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts