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Darning Sampler, 1825

This is a Darning sampler. It is dated 1825 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in running, satin, and cross stitches 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: 27.3 x 27.3 cm (10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

D.H.

Cite this object as

Darning Sampler, 1825; silk embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W: 27.3 x 27.3 cm (10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-209

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

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