Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1815-1820

GUSN

GUSN-51021

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

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Linen
Silk
Embroidered
Sampler

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.

Inscription

Embroidered at the mid-section is: Eliza Adams 1817 .

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Adams, Eliza, 1803- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

6.25 x 0.625 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.642

Places

Massachusetts (United States)

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