Needlework Coat of Arms

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1750

GUSN

GUSN-55729

Description

Polychrome silk rendering of coat of arms in tent stitch on linen ground worked in green. Foliate forms surround central shield rendered in red silk and metallic thread. Shield surmounted by helmet and bird's wing rendered in metallic thread. Square, black molded frame; glass. Pattern attributed by Ring to John & Samuel Gore. Nearly identical to Cushing family coat of arms, probably worked in the same school by girls in the same class.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
embroidering
linen (material)
thread
silk (textile)
coats of arms
thread
Embroidered
Linen
Wool
Fiddle Thread
Coat-of-Arms
Picture, Needlework

Inscription

"Arms of the Quincy and Sturgis families embroidered by Hannah Quincy...in 1750..."

Associated Building

Original to Josiah Quincy House (Quincy, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1970.39

Maker

Storer, Hannah Quincy Lincoln, 1736-1826 (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

23 1/4 x 23 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edmund Quincy

Accession Number

1972.39