Shell pattern chair cushion, c. 1765-1802

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Title

Shell pattern chair cushion, c. 1765-1802

Subject

Daily life at Mount Vernon

Description

Martha Washington was an avid seamstress. While much of her time was spent directing the work of servants and slaves, she produced many pieces of needlework. This shell pattern was cross-stitched by Martha herself over a period of decades. The canvases were ultimately made into cushions, probably for Windsor chairs. Six of these cushions survive at Mount Vernon today (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

Creator

Martha Washington

Rights

Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Language

eng

Identifier

W-2173

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Rights Holder

Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

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Original Format

furniture

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Collection

How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Shell pattern chair cushion, c. 1765-1802," in Martha Washington, Item #60, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/60 (accessed September 25, 2017).