Sampler

Possibly American or European
probably 19th century


Object Place: U.S.A. ?, Europe ?

Dimensions

23 cm including lace edges x 13 cm (9 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.1138

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: white linen. Design: narrow horizontal bands of geometric patterns worked in white linen. Edged top and bottom with deep points of needlepoint lace. Embroidered in the style of the seventeenth century with flat stitches and pulled work, bordered at top and bottom with needlelace points. Stitches: buttonhole, counted satin, twisted lattice; pulled work.

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