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Alphabet Sampler

1977.563 (RS103920)

Description

Sampler on dark linen ground; cross stitch and open work border, enclosing rows of letters separated by thin lines of needlework. One row of pink hearts at center. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1-complete; #2-"A-G"; #3-missing "J"; #4-complete; Numbers: "1-11" other stitches: eyelet hole.

Details

Maker
Barrell, Mary Sayward, 1803-1889 (Embroiderer)
Date
1813
Inscriptions
""Mary Barrell aged 10 years finished her sam/pler August 1813 industry is praiseworthy""
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Probably Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.563
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
49514

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