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Sampler (USA), 1786

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 bequest of 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), 1786; 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

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