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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Huber - Coat-of-Arms -? Boston, MA

Coat of Arms
Antique needlework
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.


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