Salesman's Sample (France)
This is a Salesman's sample. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silk and its technique is satin stitch embroidery and knots on satin weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.
Two classically attired figures straddle a large horn of plenty as they hold impossibly heavy branches of spring blossoms.
This object was
Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961).
It is credited
Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 20.6 × 41.3 cm (8 1/8 × 16 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Salesman's Sample (France); silk; H x W: 20.6 × 41.3 cm (8 1/8 × 16 1/4 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-52-24
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.