Sampler

American
late 18th century


Object Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

22.1 x 39.5 cm (8 11/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.524

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with Cotton and silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Worked by Abija Hall (1772-1864) or her sister Anna (Nancy) Hall (1776-1863) at Mary Balch’s school. Four horizontal rows each containing nine squares of sample embroidery stitches, drawn and cut-work in white threads on white linen ground. Alphabets and numbers worked in red cotton in cross-stitch along lower edge. Handfinished on three sides: selvedge at left.
Condition: Good. Some stains along edge.
See Notes on Collection.

Provenance

Gift of Margery B. Howe to MFA, 1987

Credit Line

Gift of Margery B. Howe