Chinese export embroidered shawl; ca. 1856

Chinese export embroidered shawl; ca. 1856

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Chinese export market embroidered silk shawl; Hand embroidered white on white; Chinese shantung, floral border embroidered in self color, worn by Mrs. Mary Lawson Ruth McCrea on her wedding day, July 3, 1856, satin stitch, Has a fringe of 6-7". 55" x 57"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Shawl, Embroidered
Measurements
overall: 55 in x 57 in; 139.7 cm x 144.78 cm
ID Number
TE.T08581
catalog number
T08581.000
accession number
160721
Credit Line
Estate of Mary E. McCrea
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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