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Call #:
1973.4.1B
Title:
Needlepoint Chair Seat Cover
Collection type:
Furniture
Author/Creator :
  • Smith, Ruth - Embroiderer
  • Date:
    ca. 1770
    Object type:
    2: Furnishings; Furniture; Needlepoint
    Materials:
    wool yarn
    linen canvas
    cotton plain weave
    Medium:
    Needlepoint
    Place of production/origin:
    United States, Rhode Island,
    Description:
    Trapezoidal seat cover with canvas discolored and fraying at ends. Pattern of trees in reds, greens, yellows, and blue background. Either unfinished or significant loss of brown outlines. The back edge is brighter because it was folded over and protected.
    Dimensions:
    Height:21.5 in x Width:16 in
    Notes/Special Measurements:Needlepoint is 21.5 x 16...canvas is 22.375 x 18.5...backing is 23.25 x 19.125.
    Research Notes:
    Ruth Smith is Sarah (Smith) Brown's sister.
    Provenance:
    Bequest of John L. Sperry , 1973-03
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