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Alphabet/Pictorial Sampler

1986.218 (RS25037)

Description

Alphabet sampler with bees, birds, and urn with flowers. Enclosed by a flowering border. Worked in shades of green, yellow, pink, blue, and black. Silk and linen threads on a linen ground. Molded (twentieth-century) gilt frame.

Details

Maker
Little, Abigail, 1787-1871 (Embroiderer)
Date
1806
Inscriptions
Embroidered on upper half: ""Abigail Little Born Decr 5 1797 AE 9 Years 4567""
Location of origin
Newburyport, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
12 1/8 x 10 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.218
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50755

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