Sampler

Danish or German
1761


Object Place: Denmark or Germany

Dimensions

28.5 x 40.5 cm (11 1/4 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.1130

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with linen, lined with plain weave linen and edged with silk ruffle

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen worked in white with designs for drawn-work and flat embroidery. In the middle are sections of four flower patterns, around the edge rectangles filled with small geometric figures. In the center the initials M A M and the date 1761 are worked in white; lined with pink linen and edged with pink ribbon.

Provenance

1938, gift of Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman