Sampler

Object Number: 
1935.61
Date: 
1816
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 12 1/8 in. ( 27.3 x 30.8 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: center bottom blue and pink floss: "Southington. / 1816"
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; horizontal rows of alphabets and numbers separated by rows of design, inscription at bottom has designs on both sides, bordered with geometric motif; stitches include cross, eyelet, herringbone, chain.
Gallery Label: 
According to a tag found with the object, the work was made by Mrs. John Vaché Cox when she was six years old, but Mrs. Cox (Eliza Pilcher) was not born until 1823.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isabella Vaché Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group