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Sampler (USA), 1780–89

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Love Bickford. It is dated 1780–89 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave foundation, with borders of overcasting with deflected element. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 30.5 x 27.3 cm (12 x 10 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Love Bickford her sampler wrought in the 9 year of her age 178(?)

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1780–89; Embroidered by Love Bickford (American); silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 30.5 x 27.3 cm (12 x 10 3/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection; 1984-100-1

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