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Berlinwork sampler

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Randomly placed motifs, various geometric designs, a pair of naturalistic floral vines and a pair of long beaked birds in a natural setting. Stitches: cross, plush, satin, tent and pulled work

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English or European, 1840s

Object Place

Great Britain or Continental Europe

Dimensions

76.5 x 25.5 cm (30 1/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.984

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk and wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles