Shawl w/embroidered geometric pattern

Object Number: 
1974.23
Date: 
1837
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 x 66 x 62 in. ( 111.8 x 167.6 x 157.5 cm )
Description: 
Triangular dark blue silk velvet shawl with floral and grapes on grapevine design around outer edges, separated by various colors of checker patterns embroidered in knots, multi-colored fringe around the outer edges.
Gallery Label: 
This shawl was worn by Mrs. Fleming James (Mary Armstrong, 1805-1871) at the inaugural ball of Martin Van Buren.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Courteney Halsey Wurtz and Miss Cynthia Halsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group