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Sampler with floral serpentine border on four sides enclosing verse, "What is your life?" with flowers, apple trees, and harp at bottom; worked in cross and counted satin stitches and inscribed "Harriet Coombs's work/July 20th 1837/in the eleventh year of her age." With original frame, labeled...

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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

English, 1837

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall: 55.9 x 46 x 3.8 cm (22 x 18 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.411

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles