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Darning Sampler, early 19th century

This is a Darning 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foundation and its technique is embroidered in running, satin, buttonhole and eyelet stitches with overcasting over withdrawn element work on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 30.5 x 31.1 cm (12 x 12 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Darning Sampler, early 19th century; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 30.5 x 31.1 cm (12 x 12 1/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-207

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Scraps.

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