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Darning Sampler

This is a Darning Sampler. It is dated 1814 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on cotton foundation and its technique is embroidered in running, satin, and cross stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 29.8 x 29.8 cm (11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

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Darning Sampler; silk embroidery on cotton foundation; H x W: 29.8 x 29.8 cm (11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-206

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