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Sampler (USA), 1773

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Batchelder, American. It is dated 1773 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in satin, cross, half-cross, eyelet, rococo, chain, and roumanian stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe and catalogued by Elizabeth Haynes. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 41 x 27.5 cm (16 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Mary Batchelder Was Born June The 13th 1757 Wrought this Sampler 1773

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1773; Embroidered by Mary Batchelder, American ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 41 x 27.5 cm (16 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-166

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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