Poppies, "Needlepainted" cushion cover top; unfinished; ca. 1900

Poppies, "Needlepainted" cushion cover top; unfinished; ca. 1900

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Embroidered square with unfinished edges; meant to be a cushion cover or perhaps to be framed? A beautiful example of needle-painting embroidery work, made about 1900 by Mrs. Nellie Fuller Gibson. Silk embroidery threads on plain weave white linen ground. Design of poppies in a circular layout with leaves and stems; worked in many shades of red and green.
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Object Name
Embroidered Picture
cushion cover
Other Terms
Embroidered Picture; Needlepainting
associated dates
1954 / 1954
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
silk floss (overall material)
natural ground (overall color)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
needlepainting (overall style)
long & short, encroaching satin, french knots, straight stitch (joint piece production method or technique)
stem stitch (joint piece production method or technique)
embroidery (overall production method/technique)
overall: 15 1/2 in x 15 in; 39.37 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Nellie Fuller Gibson and Mrs. Orrin Fuller
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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