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Sampler, early 19th century

This is a Sampler. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in button hole, chain, double running, and back stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 15.2 x 11.5 cm (6 x 4 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

ISCH

Cite this object as

Sampler, early 19th century; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 15.2 x 11.5 cm (6 x 4 1/2 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-192

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance.

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