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

Dimensions

13.5 x 14.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.465