Sampler

European
late 18th–early 19th century


Object Place: Continental Europe

Dimensions

36 x 49 cm (14 3/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.950

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic yarn

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Five open horizontal rows with various independent naturalistic motives including, individual flowering plants and leaves, floral groups, vines, trees and a cornucopia. The last motif on the right of the top row is a tree stump with a medallion having the word “Freundschaft” drawn in but unembroidered. Inked in the upper right hand corner of the ground is the date “1830” (?). Polychrome floss silk yarn with some metallic yarns on a cream silk ground. Some tears along creases in ground; stains. Stitches: French knots, running, satin, split.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection