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What is this?

A sampler with six scenes: a church with a garden, figures, animals, birds and butterflies in front; the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve; and a mourning scene with a weeping willow, and funerary urn, and four figures, two adults and two children. Three additional scenes show figures with animals and trees. With a rose vine border.
The verse reads:

Mother dear weep not for me
When to this yard my grave you see
my time was short and blest was he
that called me to eternity

This is a sampler from United States. It is dated 1831 and we acquired it in 1941. Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

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Its medium is

medium: cotton and silk embroidery on cotton foundation technique: embroidered in cross and stem stitches on plain weave foundation label: cotton embroidered with cotton and silk in cross and stem stitches

Its dimensions are

H x W: 66.7 x 57.2 cm (26 1/4 x 22 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Margaret Barnholt her sampler done in the twelth year of her age 1831

This object was embroidered by Margaret Barnholt, American

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe

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