Needlework (visual work)

Object number
01.174
Creator
Scott, Elizabeth
Date
circa 1760
Description
Coat of arms worked in golds, reds, blacks and metallic yarns. Design source is the arms of father of her great- great- grandfather, Richard Scott of Providence, RI. Embroidered over a full size tracing made from the velum arms. Arms - Glemsford, Co., Suffolk, England. In early 19th century eglomise frame. This is the second oldest piece of Scott needlework, and is the only known embroidered coat-of-arms of a Rhode Island family. Copied from 1608 design on vellum, owned by the Newport Historical Society. Made with silk thread and metallic yarns on silk.
Materials
silk
Object Type
needlework (visual works)
Related People & Organizations
Scott, Richard (associated)
Scott, Elizabeth (associated)