Set of eight chair covers

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-180384

Description

Set of eight crewel work chair covers [six side chairs, two arm chairs]. Flowers, birds, berries, leaves, insects. Arm chairs show Tree-of-Life design; side chairs have paired scrolling woody vines. Stitches include satin, stem, French knot, cross, speckled, fly, diaper filling, blanket, chain.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coverings and hangings for seating furniture
linen (material)
cotton (textile)
embroidery (visual works)
Colonial Revival
Cover, Chair Seat

Additional Identification Number

5.3

Maker

Kennedy, Nancy Inman, 1925-1992 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Boylston, Massachusetts, United States, New England

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 12 1/2 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Linda K. Norton

Accession Number

2009.2.3

Places

Boylston (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Boylston (Worcester county, Massachusetts)