Chair Cushion

Date

1740-1780

GUSN

GUSN-11133

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

Descriptive Terms

cushions
chairs (furniture forms)
multiple-seating furniture
crewelwork (technique)
embroidering
wool (textile)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
butterflies
floral patterns
flower baskets
Wool
Embroidered
Crewelworked
Floral
Butterfly
Fruit Basket
CUSHION, CHAIR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

13.5 x 14.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.465