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The center of the design is an eagle on a nest with young. In each corner is an urn of flowers connected by a border design of festoons and flowers in one corner, worked in blue cross stitch, is the name "Ann Gardner". She was born in 1760 and married in 1778 (the donor).

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Gift of Mrs. E. Lindon Mellus

possibly Irish, used in America, late 18th–early 19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts