Fine Needlework Theorem
Likely North Shore Boston/Portsmouth area, ca. 1830-1850. Imagine the time and skill required to delicately stitch the foliate and vine elements, flowing from a decorated pot, on to what appears to be a silk (black) ground. The composition fills the entire space.
Enclosed in a terrific frame that appears original, featuring bold corner blocks. Frame size about 19 ½ inches x 15 ¾.
From a private Midwest collection, purchased in 1992 from Frank and Barbara Pollack, Highland Park, Illinois.