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Small panel of crewel embroidery on silk depicting a pair of birds on flowers in yellow, green, red, blue, and black, in hand-carved wooden frame with scalloped pattern, painted brown with traces of gilt.
crewelwork (visual works)
needlework (visual works)
On the reverse is a handwritten note which says: ""This was wrought by my great-/grandmother Shaw and must/ be much more than one hundred/ years old. The frame is evidently/cut with a knife, and the pins/ which hold it are the same with/ which she secured it. I wish this/also to be given to Mrs. Thomas/ daughter of Mrs. Herman Melville./1915""
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
8 x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little