Embroidery frame

Object Number: 
1944.336
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Maple; linen; silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 11 x 19 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 27.9 x 49.5 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on silver mount on endpiece: "M. McILVAIN"
Description: 
Striped maple embroidery frame composed of two endpieces, one adjustable, both with carved volutes at the ends; remnants of linen fabric basted to small holes in endpieces; two crosspieces pierced with regular pattern of pierced holes. Small silver mount with incised name set into center of endpiece.
Bibliography: 
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group