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A basket of large flowers fills the entire field. Some flowers are embroidered in polychrome silks, while others feature cutwork with needle lace fillings. With the inscription Lydia Sheward 1795.

This object was embroidered by Lydia Sheward

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer

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