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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1972.28 (RS264656)

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler with bands of decorative needlework depicting an undulating wave, geometric and floral patterns. Alphabets: #1 missing "J"; #2 missing "J" and "U". Numbers: "1-8". Stitches used: satin stitch. Plain wood frame.

Details

Maker
Phillips, Hannah, 1757- (Embroiderer)
J. F. Cabot & Brother (Framer)
Date
1770
Inscriptions
"Remember time will come when / we must give / Account to God how we on / earth did live"/ "The Love of Liberty with life was / given / And life itself is the inferior gift of Heaven"/ Hannah Phillips her Sampler / aged 13 years 1770" (Embroidered)
"J.F. Cabot & Brother, Pictures and Frames / Old Engravings bleached, Old Paintings Cleaned and Repaired/ Special attention paid to re-gilding/ Old Frames. / 89 Sudbury Street, / Boston." (Printed text on a paper label)
Location of origin
MA
Associated Building
Original to Josiah Quincy House (Quincy, Mass.).
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
Object type
Art
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (fiber)
Dimensions
12 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1972.28
Credit Line
Gift of Edmund Quincy
GUSN
48719

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