Sampler

Object Number: 
1940.70
Date: 
1796
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 8 3/8 in. ( 43.2 x 21.3 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: bottom half, between mottoes in blue floss: "Catharine Baker her sam / Pler aged 14 1796" embroidered: uppwe half beneath alphabets in green floss: "FB MB SB EB MB AB IB / IB CB FDB MB EB"
Description: 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler with various colors silk floss; horizontal rows of alphabets, numbers and family monograms separated by rows of designs in upper half, mottoes, inscription and floral design in bottom half, straight border on all sides; stitches include cross, satin, outline, queen, eyelet.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George l. Shearer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group