Embroidered Candlewick Spread

Tear Sheet

Southeastern Pennsylvania, initialed " S M L"

c. 1820-40

woven cotton

80 3/4" x 61 1/4", mounted on wooden frame for hanging

Various embroidery techniques in roving on a 2-piece woven cotton ground, depicting a stylized basket of flowers surmounted by a bird.

Provenance: Collection of Richard and Joan Smith, Pennsylvania.