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This small rectangular piece has a “printwork” embroidered picture of a rural scene in an oval shape. It could be English or American, done in the early 19th century. A stately home, a woman and child, three deer, and a dog are pictured. One large tree, and smaller trees in the background, can be seen. The ground is ivory silk satin backed with linen and the threads are silk. The stitches are back, seed, and straight.
“Printwork” is embroidery done in very small black stitches, duplicating an engraving.
Currently not on view
Object Name
embroidery, picture
Physical Description
silk (ground material)
linen (ground material)
silk (thread material)
overall: 6 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 15.5575 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Elsie Quinby
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Embroidered Pictures
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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