Needlework picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1720-1780

GUSN

GUSN-2953

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

crewelwork (visual works)
needlework (visual works)
carving (processes)
crewelwork (technique)
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Silk
Wool
Carved
Crewelworked
PICTURE, NEEDLEWORK

Inscription

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""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

8 x 6 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1412