Coat of Arms
Probably Boston, MA c.1740
This early unidentified tent stitch coat of arms is worked in a vertical rectangular format instead
of the more popular lozenge shape. Lozenge shaped stitched coats of arms were influenced by the shape of painted
hatchments. Hatchments, not to be confused with stitched coats of arms, were painted on wood and used for funerals,
then often permanently displayed in the church of the deceased.
Stitched coats of arms were worked by daughters from wealthy prestigious New England families as an elegant work
of art to be proudly displayed in the home.
Further research into the combination of motifs could possibly reveal some clues to the family name. It retains
its original frame and glass.
Silk and wool on linen; 16 1/4" x 14 ½” framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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