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Design for a sampler

American (probably Pennsylvania)
1789
A M B


Object Place: Montgomery County, Probably Pennsylvania, United States

Dimensions

32.6 x 40.8 cm (12 13/16 x 16 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.854

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Documentation

Folk art- various. Rectangular sheet of paper, squared off with brown ink lines. Dots of dark brown, red and green define the pattern square by square. All around, a zig-zag border. At top, complete alphabet and date 1789. Below this, a row showing lions affronted under a crown, the Imperial eagle under crown, and affronted deer separated by a tree. Below this, four large conventionalized tree designs, two birds and the initials AMB. Fox marks and frayed edges. Originally Framed and glazed, now unmounted

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik