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Sampler (USA), 1831

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Ellen Caufield and student of C. M. T.. It is dated 1831 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in satin, cross and rococo stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

It is credited Purchase, Textile Department.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 44.5 x 36.8 cm (17 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Ellen Caulfield (?) worked in the 12th year of her age 1831 C.M.T. teacher Wheeling, Virginia

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1831; Student of C. M. T. ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 44.5 x 36.8 cm (17 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.); Purchase, Textile Department; 1983-42-1

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