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1975

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Map Sampler (England), 1790s

This is a Map sampler. It is dated 1790s and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is silk and metallic embroidery, silk foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem, running, speckling and chain stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

  • Sextant And Case (England), ca. 1865
  • sextant: brass, silver, glass; case: mahogany, brass, felt.
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, 1980.0318.03.
  • 14.2012.23

Its dimensions are

H x W: 45.1 x 70.5 cm (17 3/4 x 27 3/4 in.)

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Map Sampler (England), 1790s; silk and metallic embroidery, silk foundation; H x W: 45.1 x 70.5 cm (17 3/4 x 27 3/4 in.); 1975-86-22

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18489075/ |title=Map Sampler (England), 1790s |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=16 February 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>