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1986.642 (RS25035)

Description

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).

Details

Label
The silk threads have faded and there is a large tear in the lower half center has been mended. The ground fabric is discolored.
Maker
Adams, Eliza, 1803- (Embroiderer)
Date
1815-1820
Inscriptions
Embroidered at the mid-section is: Eliza Adams 1817 .
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Embroidered
embroidering
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
6.25 x 0.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.642
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
51021
Related Items
Title Needlework Sampler Accession number 1986.644 Relationship By same maker, Eliza Adams

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