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Chair Cushion

1992.465 (RS24608)

Description

Of trapezoidal form, solidly worked in crewel yarns. A basket of flowers and a butterfly are in shades of rose, yellow, blue, green, brown and beige on a aquamarine ground. Various stitches are used, including couching, whipstitch(sp?), and french knots on a linen foundation backed with green wool and edged in blue wool tape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1780
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
crewelwork (technique)
embroidering
wool (textile)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
butterflies
Butterfly
chairs (furniture forms)
crewelwork (technique)
Crewelworked
CUSHION, CHAIR
cushions
Embroidered
embroidering
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
flower baskets
Fruit Basket
multiple-seating furniture
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
13.5 x 14.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.465
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11133

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