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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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: linen, silk technique: cross stitch embroidery

Its dimensions are

22.5 X 26 in. framed

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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