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What is this?

Central scene of two women, one standing, and one seated on a bench beneath a grape arbor. Border of sixteen squares containing birds, flowering sprays, baskets of flowers, boys at play, a house, and, at the bottom center, the inscription. With a border of green silk ribbon.

This is a sampler from United States. It is dated 1819 and we acquired it in 1941. Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

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Its medium is

medium: silk and human hair embroidery, cotton foundation, silk ribbon technique: embroidered in cross, half cross, satin, stem, rococo, feather and buttonhole stitches on plain weave foundation

Its dimensions are

H x W: 58.5 x 60.5 cm (23 1/16 x 23 13/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Mary Fitz a daughter of Jacob and Susana Fitz was born in York County September the 24 1807 and made this Sampler in Wrightsville in Mrs. Buchanan's School in the Year 1819

This object was student at Mrs. Buchanan's School, Wrightsville, Pennsylvania and embroidered by Mary Fitz

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe

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