This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Polly Turner and student at Mary Balch School. It is dated 1786 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is silk, linen, metal-wrapped silk, hair, metal strips and its technique is embroidered using cross, tent stem, satin, and rococo (queen) stitches on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This object was
Emily Coe Stowell.
It is credited
Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 37.5 x 28.6 cm (14 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
It is inscribed
Wrought August 12 1786 at Providence Polly Putney born Feb 15 1775 at Warren
Cite this object as
Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Polly Turner (American, b. 1775); silk, linen, metal-wrapped silk, hair, metal strips; H x W: 37.5 x 28.6 cm (14 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.); Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection; 1970-28-10