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Embroidery from North America

Embroidery, North America

Works of Art (23)

Bed rug, 1796, Maker Unknown (American), Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, Linen/cotton and wool (33.122)
Bedspread (Colcha), 1786, Embroidered by Doña Rosa Solís y Menéndez, Mexican (Mérida/Yucatán), Colored silks on weft-faced rib weave, cotton ground (1971.20)
Bolster Cover, middle of the 18th century, Greece, Epirus, Cotton embroidered with silk (31.42)
Embroidered coverlet, 1770, Mary Breed (American), Probably New London County, Connecticut, Linen and cotton with wool embroidery (22.55)
Embroidered coverlet, ca. 1760–75, Ruth Culver Coleman (American), Possibly Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, Linen with wool embroidery (61.48.1)
Embroidered sampler, 1721, Anne Chase (American), Newport, Rhode Island, Silk on wool (L.2001.53.4)
Embroidered sampler, 1739, Ruth Rogers (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.6)
Embroidered sampler, 1766, Rebekah White (American), Salem, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1984.331.8)
Embroidered sampler, 1793, Maria Lalor (American), New York, New York, Silk on linen (1993.100)
Embroidered sampler, 1795, Mary Jones (American), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Silk and linen, with gold leaf, on linen (1984.331.22)
Embroidered sampler, 1799, Millsent Connor (American), Boston, Massachusetts, Silk on linen (1974.42)
Embroidered sampler, 1844, Mariah Boil (American), Silk and cotton thread on linen/cotton, embroidered(2008.453)
Evening dress, 1939, Mainbocher (American), Ivory silk chiffon embroidered with white and silver sequin butterflies and ivory silk taffeta (C.I.46.4.2a–e)
Evening dress, ca. 1938, Mainbocher (American), Black silk taffeta embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads (C.I.46.4.1)
Iris embroidery, 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads, metal sequins, cut-glass beads (28.34.1)
Madonna-lily pillow cover, ca. 1876–77, Candace Wheeler (American), Wool twill embroidered with wool and silk thread, silk velvet border (2002.355.1)
Mule, 1600–1625, British, Leather, silk, metallic threads (29.23.11)
"Penelope Unraveling Her Work at Night," 1886, Dora Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Silk embroidered with silk thread (2002.230)
Portiere (door curtain), ca. 1883, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City), Front: silk velvet and silk appliquéd and embroidered with silk and wool; back: silk damask (2003.48)
Sampler, ca. 1785, Mary Munro (American), Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (1984.331.14)
Sampler, ca. 1792, Martha (Patty) Coggeshall (American), Probably Mrs. Anne Usher's School, Bristol, Rhode Island, Silk on linen (14.26)
Thomas coat of arms, ca. 1786, Mary Ann Thomas (American), Probably Mrs. Deborah Snow's School, Boston, Massachusetts, Pattern drawn by John and Samuel Gore, Silk and metallic thread on silk (36.28)
Tulip appliquéd panel, ca. 1883–87, Candace Wheeler (American), for Associated Artists (New York City) Silk and metallic cloth appliquéd with silk velvet and embroidered with silk and metallic-wrapped cotton threads (28.34.2)