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Band sampler

mid-17th century

Made by Elizabeth Roberts, English English


Dimensions

Height x width: 18 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (46.4 x 23.1 cm) (Maximum)

Accession Number

49.1064

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk marking cross, reversible cross, double running, Montenegrin cross, Rumanian, and trellis stitches and cutwork

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Collections

Europe , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Band sampler with multiple rows of floral borders, one band embroidered with a version of the "boxers," at bottom is a band of pulled work with initials "ER" repeated across its width. Stitches include cross, cut work, double running, eyelet, Montenegrin cross, Rumanian, and trellis

Inscription

"ER" four times across bottom

Provenance

Made by Elizabeth Roberts in England before her marriage to Samuel Shrimpton of Boston (1643-1698); Inherited by her descendant Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent