Needlework Coat of Arms

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1794

GUSN

GUSN-30809

Description

"By the Name of Willard" inscribed motto ribbon for this coat of arms (possibly imaginary --Willard arms are different), consisting of three tigers or leopards' heads in an argent field on a shield outlined in copper spangles, surmounted by a helmet flanked with worked mantling and another tiger or leopard head crest. There is paint on some of the embroidery stitches. The original frame is carved and gilded, with gilt corner brackets.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coats of arms
needlework (visual works)
embroidering
silk (textile)
Needlework
Needlework

Inscription

""BY THE NAME OF WILLARD"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Attributed to Willard, Mary (Maker)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

25 1/2 x 25 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Theodora Willard

Accession Number

1926.50

Date

ca. 1794 ( -see files)

Places

Massachusetts (United States)