Satin worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long-and-short, split, satin, couching, brick, and knot stitches
L. 13 1/2 x W. 9 1/4 inches (34.3 x 23.5 cm)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Not on view
The front and back covers of this bible are identical, both depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, standing by the Tree of Knowledge. Below the tree is the fountain from which sprang four rivers, the Pison, the Hiddekel (or Tigris), the Gihon and the Euphrates.
G. Saville Seligman ; Robert Hoe , New York ; Hugh Tregaskis ; A. Edward Newton ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1960–64; 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