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Alphabet/Verse sampler on natural linen ground. Polychromatic threads. Large scale floral border. Verse located in lower half. Alphabets: #1 complete; #2 "A-J", the rest of the stitches are damaged. Numbers: "1-9". Stitches used: satin stitch.
needlework (visual works)
"How blest the maid whom circling years improve / Her God the object of her warmest love / Whose useful hours successive as they glide / The book the needle and the pen divide / Who sees her parents heart exult with joy / And the fond tear stand sparkling in their eye / Wrought by Calista Beaman August 1824 / Born May 9th 1812" (Embroidered)
Beaman, Calista, 1812- (Embroiderer)
17 1/4 x 17 (HxW) (inches)
Gift from Katherine L. Rust