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Worked on the sampler are the alphabet, numbers, flowers, a parrot, a squirrel, the date 1765 and rectangular spaces filled with various canvas work stitches. A monogram surmounted by a crown are worked with gold thread and pink and light blue silk. The edge is buttonholed in scallops....

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Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

German, 1765

Object Place

probably Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

30.3 x 20.3 cm (11 15/16 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

01.6273

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles