Needlework picture of a basket of flowers.

Needlework picture of a basket of flowers.
Title
Needlework picture of a basket of flowers.
Date 
ca. 1800
Medium 
Silk, wood, glass, paint, gilt
Dimensions 
overall (as framed): 1 x 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 31.1 x 26.7 cm )
Description 
Horizontal rectangular framed needlework picture; various colors of silk chenille on white satin, representing a basket of flowers; black border painted on glass with inner eglomise border, with the initials "E A" at the bottom; gilt wooden frame.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Helen Burr Smith
Object Number 
1980.58
Marks 
painted: center bottom of glass covering: "E A" handwritten: on paper on reverse: "Art Work of Eliza Anthony, daughter / of Joseph Anthony, silversmith and / his wife, Henrietta Hillegas, daug. of / Micheal Hillegas, the First Treasurer / of the United States. (See E. A. on frame mat.)"
Gallery Label 
This needlework picture was embroidered by Eliza Anthony, daughter of Joseph Anthony (1762-1814) and Henrietta Hillegas. Her maternal grandfather, Michael Hillegas, was the first treasurer of the U.S. Her father was a silversmith who worked on Market Street in Philadelphia from 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group