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Sampler (England)

This is a Sampler. It is dated 1601–50 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk and metal-wrapped silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in tent, half cross, chain, running, and encroaching gobelin stitches in silk; crossed chain, plaited braid, back, ladder, and chain stitch over double ladder stitches in metal-wrapped silk; wrapping created by over ladder, wrapping over doub. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled At the Edges.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 53.3 x 35.2 cm (21 x 13 7/8 in.)

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Sampler (England); silk and metal-wrapped silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 53.3 x 35.2 cm (21 x 13 7/8 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-38

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