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Sampler

1986.644 (RS25036)

Description

The sampler with rows of letters, decorative bands, a motto and an inscription over three floral sprigs. It is worked with silk thread in shades of blue, yellow, green, brown and black on a linen ground. It is in a simple modern frame.

Details

Maker
Adams, Eliza, 1803- (Embroiderer)
Date
1817
Inscriptions
Embroidered in the lower left is: Industry is fortune's right hand and/frugality is her left/Eliza Adams Aged 13 years 1817.
Associated Building
Used At Spencer-Pierce-Little House. Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
cross-stitching
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
12 5/8 x 11 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.644
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
51023
Related Items
Title Sampler Accession number 1986.642 Relationship Same maker, Eliza Adams

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