Here we have a beautiful Victorian embroidered thermometer that was part of the Strong Museum Collection of Rochester NY. It still has the catalog number on the back. The needle work is gorgeous. I am not an expert on this sort of thing and will not try to describe it. It features raised velvety flowers in hues of purple, white and yellow with greenery on a blue velvet background. The thermometer does not work and is worn.
The velvet appears to be stretched over some sort of board. It has an overall measurement of 6-1/4'' x 7-5/8''. Truly lovely to hang as is or frame....age appropriate wear.