This is a Sampler. It is dated 1846 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is buttonhole, running and knotted stitches on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.
Its dimensions are
Frame H x W: 19.4 x 20 cm (7 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
It has the following markings
On the back of the frame is a hanging wire and two eye hooks. It is covered with brown paper on which there are four stickers which read [descriptions in brackets belong to the author of this report]: N No. 90 CG No. 219 Buttonhole Sampler: signed M.T. 1846 English [white sticker with a double red line boarder; typed; 3” x 5”] 179 32.50 Ulercur Audurai Galleries 1846 Button Hole Sampler – American 2 samplers sold Chelliuhaue Fewale orfhau Asylum school of Industry 1805 [white sticker with a red boarder; hand written; 2 3/8” x 3 7/8”; appears thick and may have been cut off the back of a different frame and applied to this one] Mrs. R. J. Mereur [white sticker with a blue boarder; hand written; 1” x 3 _”; appears thick and may have been cut off the back of a different frame and applied to this one] 128183 279 [yellow sticker; askew on the side; typed; 5/8” x 7/8”]
It is inscribed
Cite this object as
Sampler (England); silk embroidery on linen foundation; Frame H x W: 19.4 x 20 cm (7 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.); Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers; 2008-31-9