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Sampler (USA), 1817

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Laura Bowker. It is dated 1817 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk and metallic (metal-wrapped silk core) embroidery, linen foundation, painted paper, kid leather and its technique is embroidered in stem, satin, knot and couching 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: 46 x 57.8 cm (18 1/8 x 22 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Laura Bowker aet 11

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1817; Embroidered by Laura Bowker (American, 1805 - 1843); silk and metallic (metal-wrapped silk core) embroidery, linen foundation, painted paper, kid leather; H x W: 46 x 57.8 cm (18 1/8 x 22 3/4 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-98

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