Sampler

German
1738


Object Place: Southern Germany

Dimensions

35.5 x 26.9 cm (14 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.1150

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fine linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread; squares of polychrome canvaswork at bottom, alphabet and numbers above with floral wreath enclosing the initials MBM and the date 1738 in the center surrounded by flowers with pascal lamb below; edged with buttonhole stitch. Across the bottom is a double row of rectangles each filled with a small geometric pattern. Stitches: Cretan, cross, Florentine, gobelin, hem, knot, rice, rococo, satin, stem, and tent.

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