Small sampler of rectangular form, with rows of letters, numbers and decorative bands over an inscription. In the lower half are two birds perched on a sprig of two white and one blue flowers tied with a partial bowknot. It is worked in silk threads in shades of: blue, yellow, white and brown on a deep beige linen foundation. It is in a mahogany stained modern frame (ca.1920).
The silk threads have faded and there is a large tear in the lower half center has been mended. The ground fabric is discolored.
Adams, Eliza, 1803- (Embroiderer)
Embroidered at the mid-section is: Eliza Adams 1817 .
- Location of origin
- Associated Building
- Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
- Object type
Massachusetts (United States)
- Descriptive terms
needlework (visual works)
- 6.25 x 0.625 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Bequest of Amelia W. Little
- Related Items
Title Needlework Sampler Accession number 1986.644 Relationship By same maker, Eliza Adams