Needlework Coat of Arms

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1801

GUSN

GUSN-11034

Description

Framed needlework coat-of-arms of the Dummer family. Worked on golden (off-white) silk ground; shows shield with lion rampant above three fleur-de-lys, supported by leafy vine and two elegant birds, helmet and crest are above the shield, under reverse-painted glass with a black and gold edge; in original gessoed and gilded wooden frame. The embroidered inscription at the bottom reads: "Wrought by Abigail Little"; the scroll inscription reads: "BY THE/NAME OF/DUMMER". Colors include:gold, red, blue, and brown. Needlework on satin. Photo: Negative #46185-4 July/1993 Worked on by Abigail Little, 1787-1871, the daughter of Elizbeth (Dummer) and Moses Little of Newburyport as a student at Bradford Academy.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coats of arms
wood (plant material)
brass (alloy)
embroidering
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
silk (textile)
heraldry
needlework (visual works)
Silk
Embroidered
Reverse Painted
Gilded
Picture, Needlework

Inscription

Embroidered inscription on the scroll reads: BY THE/NAME OF/DUMMER . Also embroidered/singed at the bottom of the object's face reads: Wrought by Abigail Little .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

People and Organizations

Mr. Moses Little
Mrs. Elizabeth Dummer Little

Maker

Little, Abigail, 1787-1871 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Newburyport, MA, USA

Dimensions

20 1/4 x 16 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1285.2

Places

Massachusetts (United States)