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Needlework

Needlework
Title
Needlework
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Cotton, silk, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 16.8 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Vertical rectangular embroidered picture in various colors of silk floss applied to wooden board; two figures in colonial dress in center; stitches include satin, outline and knots.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.1080
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group