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Sampler (USA), 1808

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Richards. It is dated 1808 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross, rococo, and eyelet stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 53.3 x 48.3 cm (21 x 19 in.)

It is inscribed

Mary Richards AEt 13 years Portland July 13 1808

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1808; Embroidered by Mary Richards (American); silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 53.3 x 48.3 cm (21 x 19 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-13

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