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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1959.743 (RS103875)

Description

Sampler on natural linen ground. Geometric border. Alphabet at top, in cream and green against dark brown cross stitch background. Rows of geometric diamond and half diamond embroidery, floral embroidery at bottom. Alphabets: #1 complete, #2 missing "J", #3 jumbled letters; Numbers: "1-11" Other stitches: satin stitch.

Details

Maker
Chase, Sally, 1793- (Embroiderer)
Date
1800
Inscriptions
""Let Spotless Innocence and Truth/All my actions guide/And Guard My Unxperien-- Youth/ From Vanity and pride"" ""Sally Chase HER SAMPLER /MARKED THE 8 YEAR OF/HER AGE 1800 BORN MAY th 10""/ 1793"" ""EC"" (Embroidered)
Associated Building
Original to Marrett House (Standish, Me.).
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
Education
education
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral
floral patterns
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Numbers
numerals
Poetry
poetry
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
17 1/4 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1959.743
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances S. Marrett
GUSN
46244

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