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Needlework

Needlework
Title
Needlework
Date 
ca. 1822
Medium 
Paper, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. ( 21 x 20 cm )
Description 
Nearly square sampler of various colors of silk floss on layers of paper, plain paper ground with newspapers on reverse; Pennsylvania-German style flowers in basket; stitches include satin, straight, chain, outline, cross.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.1079
Gallery Label 
The embroidery is stitched to several layers of German language newspapers dated 1822, which include Pennsylvania place names such as Harrisburg and Lebanon.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group