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A basket of large flowers fills the entire field. Some flowers are embroidered in polychrome silks, while others feature cutwork with needle lace fillings. With the inscription Lydia Sheward 1795.

This is a sampler from United States. It is dated 1795 and we acquired it in 1981. Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk and linen embroidery on linen foundation, linen edge tape technique: embroidered in cross, half cross, satin, stem, chain, french knot and running stitches on plain weave foundation with deflected element work and cut work with needle-made fi

Its dimensions are

H x W: 33 x 38.7 cm (13 x 15 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Lydia Sheward 1795

This object was embroidered by Lydia Sheward

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer

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