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Sampler (USA), 1831

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Margaret Barnholt, American. It is dated 1831 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is cotton and silk embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross and stem stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Stitched Samplers: Voices from the Past.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 66.7 x 57.2 cm (26 1/4 x 22 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Margaret Barnholt her sampler done in the twelth year of her age 1831

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1831; Embroidered by Margaret Barnholt, American ; cotton and silk embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W: 66.7 x 57.2 cm (26 1/4 x 22 1/2 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-153

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