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Sampler (England), late 17th century

This is a Sampler. It is dated late 17th century and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in running, double running, herringbone, stem, back, eyelet, cross, knot and satin stitches with detached looping on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 50.2 x 17.8 cm (19 3/4 x 7 in.)

It is inscribed

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Sampler (England), late 17th century; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 50.2 x 17.8 cm (19 3/4 x 7 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-83

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