18th century Philadelphia needlework embroidered pictures on moire silk are rare. This example shares similar
design elements and some identical motifs with other known pieces, see Betty Ring's Girlhood Embroidery Vo. 2,
Pgs. 355-357. The intertwined leafy vines terminating in tulips, carnations, and other various flowers bracketed
by birds and insects are very graphic and resemble work done by Mary Flower in Philadelphia, whose pattern book
is in Winterthur Museum's collection.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER