American Colonial: England Symbols/Motifs

Motifs: houses and interiors have few architectural details an little applied decoration. Motifs for furniture include flowers, scrolls, strapwork, or geometric shapes. The sunflower, tulip or Tudor rose are common in Connecticut. Typicial William and Mary motifs include the letters C and S on scrolls, baluster shapes, and balls.

below are photos of a plate with a shrubbery motif, a william and mary tabletop motif of flowers, a leaf on a hinge, and an example of stumpwork embroidery which is normally used around glasswork.

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