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Sampler (USA), ca. 1800

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Esther Ann Frost. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen warp, cotton weft and its technique is embroidered on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by William H. Mathers and Myra Mathers and agent: William M. Mathers and Ursula M. Nehrt. It is credited Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 24.1 x 24.8 cm (9 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.) Warp x Weft (unframed): 21.6 x 22.2 cm (8 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Esther Ann Frost aged 5 years

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), ca. 1800; Embroidered by Esther Ann Frost (American); silk embroidery on linen warp, cotton weft; Frame H x W x D: 24.1 x 24.8 cm (9 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.) Warp x Weft (unframed): 21.6 x 22.2 cm (8 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.); Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers; 2008-31-13

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