Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-7589

Description

Embroidered sampler on white linensd. Wide polychrome border of flowers, leaves, and nuts enclosed by guilloche vine. Repeating triangular secondary border encloses larger motifs of flower baskets, deer, fruit basket, dog, and leaf sprigs. These surround script: "HOPE / when I can read my title clear / to mansions in the skies; / I bid farewell to every fear, / And wipe my weeping eyes. / Let cares like a wild deluge come, / And storms of sorrow fall; / May I but safely reach my home, / My GOD, my heaven, my all." Molded black painted wood frame with gilt inner edge. Under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cotton (textile)
embroidering
glass (material)
linen (material)
wood (plant material)
baskets (containers)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
deers
dog (animal)
religions (concept)
foliation (pattern)
vines
Linen
Cotton
Glass
Embroidered
Vine
Fruit Basket
Deer
Dog
Sprig
Religion
Hope
Sampler

Inscription

See Description.

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Chew, Elizabeth (Maker)

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

19.625 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.532