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Genealogical sampler

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Genealogical sampler of the Brown family with floral sprigs surrounding tablet in center with willow trees below; worked primarily in yellow and green silk in cross, satin, knot, stem, and tent stitches and inscribed "Wrought by Mary Brown, AE 9, Chelmsford, 1822."

Provenance

Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Berger; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Berger in memory of Susan Jeannette Westfall

American, 1822

Object Place

Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 53 x 48.6 x 2.5 cm (20 7/8 x 19 1/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2003.409

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles