Embroidered linen panel with multicolored thistle and leaves pattern on front, bound on edges with tape. Back has vestiges of one baleen stay; one is missing. Entire back piece is reinforced by rows of parallel quilting. Bead work or embroidery on the stump -- none in America (swan). Sewing over wool, wire; floral pattern. Made in England or Massachusetts. Original owner: Margaret (Halsie) Armstrong who married William Armstrong, niece of Sir William Phippsall of Mass., until c. 1714 when family came to Newport.
Credit LineGift of Andrew Robeson
Related People & OrganizationsArmstrong, Margaret Halcie (associated)
Phippsall, William (associated)
Claggett, Mary Armstrong (associated)
Mcleish, Margaret Wady (associated)
Mcleish, John (associated)
Richardson, George H. (associated)