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Needlework Coat of Arms

1972.39 (RS103912)

Description

Polychrome silk rendering of coat of arms in tent stitch on linen ground worked in green. Foliate forms surround central shield rendered in red silk and metallic thread. Shield surmounted by helmet and bird's wing rendered in metallic thread. Square, black molded frame; glass. Pattern attributed by Ring to John & Samuel Gore. Nearly identical to Cushing family coat of arms, probably worked in the same school by girls in the same class.

Details

Maker
Storer, Hannah Quincy Lincoln, 1736-1826 (Maker)
Date
1750
Inscriptions
"Arms of the Quincy and Sturgis families embroidered by Hannah Quincy...in 1750..."
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Josiah Quincy House (Quincy, Mass.).
Material
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
thread
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Coat-of-Arms
coats of arms
Embroidered
embroidering
Fiddle Thread
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
thread
Wool
Dimensions
23 1/4 x 23 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1972.39
Credit Line
Gift of Edmund Quincy
GUSN
55729

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