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Hardcover journal with a velvet laminate cover. Journal measures 4 1/4 x 6 inches and contains lined paper and a ribbon book mark.
This embroidered flower motif depicts a detail of decorative embroidery on a winged-back chair that once belonged to William Ellery, one of Rhode Island's two signers of the Declaration of Independence. Now in the collections of the Newport Historical Society, the Chippendale armchair was embroidered by Ellery's wife, Abigail. The chair was later given as a gift to their daughter, Almy, upon her wedding to William Stedman, the first US senator elected from Massachusetts.