Needlework Coat of Arms

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1750-1775

GUSN

GUSN-50514

Description

Embroidered needlework coat of arms traditionally of the Cutts family featuring helmet with crest of a bird rising; silver shield at center with black central diagonal band with three gilt circles; white silk ribbon appliqued beneath shield; feather scrolls in red and beige; long and short satin stitch, filling, dot, applique.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
embroidering
satin
silk (textile)
Insignia
Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New England

Object Type

Personal Symbols; Status Symbols

Dimensions

24 3/4 x 24 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Amelia Peabody

Accession Number

1985.659

Places

Massachusetts (United States)