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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).
needlework (visual works)
The silk threads have faded and there is a large tear in the lower half center has been mended. The ground fabric is discolored.
Embroidered at the mid-section is: Eliza Adams 1817 .
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),
Title Needlework Sampler Accession Number 1986.644
Adams, Eliza, 1803- (Embroiderer)
6.25 x 0.625 (HxW) (inches)
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
Massachusetts (United States)