Balch School Embroidery, Providence, RI dated 1803, by Cynthia Williams

Cynthia Williams
Mary Balch School
Providence, Rhode Island dated 1803



While a student at the Mary Balch school in Providence, RI, Cynthia stitched this elegant silk embroidered picture with a shaded blue urn and baskets on a hillock ground, and at the top a floral garland with bowtie ribbons. Similar motifs and layout are found on several other needlework pictures from the school.

The stitched inscription, Wrought by Cynthia Williams 1803, is characteristic of the Balch school.


Illustrated in, Let Virtue Be A Guide To Thee, Betty Ring, page 165.


Silk and chenille on silk.

Dealer Stephen & Carol Huber
Date: 1803
Origin Providence, Rhode Island
Artist/Maker Cynthia Williams
Measurements 29 ½” x 30 ¼” framed
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Price $13.500
Contact Stephen & Carol Huber, 860-304-9459 or

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