The Early American Sampler
Overall: 52 x 52 in. ( 132.1 x 132.1 cm )
printed: lower left: "When this you see/ Remember me." printed: upper right: "A pleasent sight/ It is to see..../ Fruitful dusters/ On the tree...."
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.
The design of this tablecloth was based on an early Pennsylvania Dutch Sampler dated 1747. The original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Gift of Hermann & Jacobs
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