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The Early American Sampler

Object Number: 
1941.662
Date: 
1941
Medium: 
Rayon, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 52 x 52 in. ( 132.1 x 132.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: lower left: "When this you see/ Remember me." printed: upper right: "A pleasent sight/ It is to see..../ Fruitful dusters/ On the tree...."
Description: 
Rayon-cotton blend tablecloth printed with an image of an early American cross-stitch sampler divided into two columns; on the left are a man and a woman in colonial dress on either side of a pear tree, above decorative stripes of animals, flowers, part of the alphabet and numbers, at the bottom it is inscribed, "When this you see/ Remember me."; on the right inscribed at the top, "A pleasent sight/ It is to see..../ Fruitful dusters/ On the tree....", above decorative stripes of flowers, keys, part of the alphabet and numbers, all above a two story home with five occupants; two roosters in the lower right corner; printed in red, navy, yellow and blue; blue border with diamonds.
Gallery Label: 
The design of this tablecloth was based on an early Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler dated 1747. The original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Hermann & Jacobs
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group