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What is this?

Sampler worked in very fine cross stitch in black, brown, blue, green, yellow and red silk on a white linen ground. Composed in two sections: on the left, bands of alphabets and spot motifs, various doors and windows. On the right a house with very large birds perched on top, a garden vista, a gate with a key, a carriage with horses, and various figures of people and dogs. All separated by fine running vine borders.

This is a sampler from Italy. It is dated 1815 and we acquired it in 2003. Gift of Myra and William H. Mathers.

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Its medium is

medium: linen, silk technique: cross stitch embroidery

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 57.2 × 66 × 1.3 cm (22 1/2 × 26 × 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Carola Caponi

This object was made by Carola Caponi

This object was donated by Myra Mathers and William H. Mathers

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