From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper, Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
Not on view
Samplers such as this, with decorative patterns some of which are only partially finished, illustrate examples of designs that might be used on household linens or accessories of dress. They are not signed or dated by the makers because they are for reference, not for display.
Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper , New York (until d. 1957; bequeathed to MMA)
Artist: Attributed to Thomas How (British, active 1710–33)Date: ca. 1724–36Medium: Walnut and walnut veneer, parcel-gilt, the seat rails of beech; gilded lead mounts on the knees and front rail; verre églomisé panel mounted on the splat; covered in contemporary tent stitch embroidery on canvas needlework not original to the chairAccession: 64.101.936, .937On view in:Not on view