Needlework Coat of Arms

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1765

GUSN

GUSN-2657

Description

Lozenge format; coat of arms of the Cabot and Fitch families; the mantling is worked with silk and metallic threads and glass beads; the silk is in shades of red, yellow, ochre, green, pale blue and black; the embroidery has been cut from the original black silk ground and appliqued to a new black, satin weave silk ground; mounted in a crossetted corner mahogany veneer frame with carved gilt lip and outer edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coats of arms
embroidery (visual works)
silk (textile)
thread
appliqué (technique)
embroidery (visual works)
heraldry
Silk
Picture, Needlework

Inscription

There are two jelly labels on the verso frame: 1-This was hung out at the death of Mary, first wife of Francis Cabot and 2- It was put in good order by Cousin Anna Lowell before acquired by F.L.B., about 1935./written by/F.L.B., 1958

Associated Building

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

Maker

Attributed to Cabot, Mary, 1749-1771 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

22 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.879

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Probably