Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800

GUSN

GUSN-46244

Description

Sampler on natural linen ground. Geometric border. Alphabet at top, in cream and green against dark brown cross stitch background. Rows of geometric diamond and half diamond embroidery, floral embroidery at bottom. Alphabets: #1 complete, #2 missing "J", #3 jumbled letters; Numbers: "1-11" Other stitches: satin stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
alphabets (symbols)
education
floral patterns
numerals
poetry
Linen
Silk
Embroidered
Cross-stitched
Floral
Education
Numbers
Alphabet
Poetry
Sampler

Inscription

""Let Spotless Innocence and Truth/All my actions guide/And Guard My Unxperien-- Youth/ From Vanity and pride"" ""Sally Chase HER SAMPLER /MARKED THE 8 YEAR OF/HER AGE 1800 BORN MAY th 10""/ 1793"" ""EC"" (Embroidered)

Associated Building

Original to Marrett House (Standish, Me.),

Maker

Chase, Sally, 1793- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

17 1/4 x 15 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances S. Marrett

Accession Number

1959.743