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Sampler (England), 1702

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Alls Tanner. It is dated 1702 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk and linen embroidery on linen and its technique is cross, montenegrin cross, eyelet, satin, double running, and detached looping stitches, withdrawn element work with needle lace fillings. 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: 57.8 x 21 cm (22 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

It is signed

embroidered "Alls Tanner her sampler June ye 12 1702"

It is inscribed

"If youth had known what now would crave How many a penny would youth have saved This tragous work which did me first afrite Overcame I with pashout and delight Much to your honor let these words credit your keeper Your parents may be glad "

Cite this object as

Sampler (England), 1702; Embroidered by Alls Tanner (English); silk and linen embroidery on linen; H x W: 57.8 x 21 cm (22 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-60

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