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Frame for embroidered needlework

Object number



Maker William T. Grinnell, 1788–1835


Overall: 21 1/2 19 1/2 in. (54.61 49.53 cm)



Current location

New Bedford Whaling Museum


Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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"WILLIAM T. GRINNELL, / Ornamental Painter and Gilder, / NEXT DOOR TO CHARLES LIPPITT, ESQ. 9 WEYBOSSET STREET, / PROVIDENCE, R.I. / Offers for sale, a general assortment of Painter's Col- / ors and Varnishes; --also, Looking-Glass Plates, Window Glass, &c.;--and all other articles generally called for in / a paint store. / He executes ornamental painting, oil and burnish gild / ing, also polishes and re-silvers old looking-glasses, in all their various branches. / He solicits the patronage of the public; and every favor / will be gratefully acknowledged., glued to the back of frame; "1809," inscribed, at bottom of label


"Amey Russell," inscribed in black paint, on gold border of glass mat, near lower right-hand corner


Amey Russell (born 1796), New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1809. Old Dartmouth Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1920

Associated names

Amey Russell


Betty Ring, "Peter Grinnell and Son: Merchant-Craftsmen of Providence, Rhode Island," Antiques 117, no. 1 (January 1980): 212, 214, pl. I, fig. 1.