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Needlework Coat of Arms

1991.879 (RS20763)

Description

Lozenge format; coat of arms of the Cabot and Fitch families; the mantling is worked with silk and metallic threads and glass beads; the silk is in shades of red, yellow, ochre, green, pale blue and black; the embroidery has been cut from the original black silk ground and appliqued to a new black, satin weave silk ground; mounted in a crossetted corner mahogany veneer frame with carved gilt lip and outer edge.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Cabot, Mary, 1749-1771 (Embroiderer)
Date
ca. 1765
Inscriptions
There are two jelly labels on the verso frame: 1-This was hung out at the death of Mary, first wife of Francis Cabot and 2- It was put in good order by Cousin Anna Lowell before acquired by F.L.B., about 1935./written by/F.L.B., 1958
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
appliqué (technique)
embroidery (visual works)
silk (textile)
thread
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
appliqué (technique)
coats of arms
embroidery (visual works)
heraldry
Picture, Needlework
Silk
silk (textile)
thread
Dimensions
22 1/2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.879
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2657

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