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Sampler (USA)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Eliza Steelman, American and student at Greenwich School. It is dated 1816 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross, tent and satin stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 53.3 x 54.5 cm (21 x 21 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Eliza Steelman's work Greenwich School 1816

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Eliza Steelman, American ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 53.3 x 54.5 cm (21 x 21 7/16 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-225

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