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Darning sampler

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Darning or running stitch sampler. Square central compartment with a stylized basket above the initials "HGM". Flanking this is the word "ANNO" and the date 18--. Surrounding are characteristic cross-like motifs with geometric and linear filling patterns, plus various vases, baskets and urns...

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Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Dutch, early 19th century

Object Place

Holland

Dimensions

35.4 x 35.6 cm (13 15/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

43.957

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles