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The ground is of yellow corded silk. The design of the main field consists of columns surmounted by vases of flowers connected by acanthus leaves in anthemion. From the anthemion hangs a heavy lighted lamp. The main border has a design of flowers and bowknots. The guard bands have a design...

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Gardner Brewer (b. 1806 - d. 1874), Boston; by descent to his daughter, Caroline Abigail Brewer (Mrs. Arthur) Croft (d. 1898), Boston; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1901)

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Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

Turkish, Spanish, or Portuguese,

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts