Sampler

French or Swiss
1800


Object Place: Germany (probably)

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 72 cm (7 7/8 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.1151

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic yarn, coil and sequins, edged with satin ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: white silk taffeta. Design: sprays of lfowers, the initial M flanked by two small peacock feathers, and the date 1800, worked in chain stitch with several shades of pink, yellow, green, blue, and violet silk, and tarnished metal thread. Mounted on paper and edged with blue silk. Stitches: French knots, running, satin (speckled), shaded satin, split; metallic thread in back stitch, couching and satin.

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