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Pattern For Embroidery (possibly USA), early 20th century

This is a pattern for embroidery. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is linen, mercerized cotton (?) and its technique is buttonhole, stem, overcasting and knot stitches following a printed pattern on a plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mertz.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 44.5 × 47 cm (17 1/2 × 18 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

at bottom. "Use Richardson Mt Mellick silk" "1791" "18 in."

Cite this object as

Pattern For Embroidery (possibly USA), early 20th century; linen, mercerized cotton (?); H x W: 44.5 × 47 cm (17 1/2 × 18 1/2 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mertz; 1983-14-1

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