Needlework Mourning Picture

A rare and beautiful Dorchester, Massachusetts silk on silk needlework attributed to a student from the Saunders and Beach Academy. Executed in polychrome silk threads and depicting a woman standing next to a monument with a large willow tree and foliage in the background and a swan swimming in a body of water in the foreground. The needlework rests behind a modern black-painted eglomise glass with a gilt chrysanthemum at each corner and centered by an oval window with a gilt painted slip.

Dealer Bernard & S. Dean Levy
Date: Circa 1795
Origin Dorchester, Massachusetts
Measurements Height: 15 inches; Width: 11 3/4 inches
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