Sampler

Sampler
Title
Sampler
Date 
1673
Medium 
Linen, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 9 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 23.5 cm )
Description 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; horizontal rows of designs and patterns, with alphabet and inscription at the bottom; stitches include cross, satin, straight, eyelet, back, running, and stump work.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1944.205
Marks 
embroidered: bottom: "SARAH / SABIn HER WORK FInISHED In THE 21 (illeg.) / (illeg.) YEAR OF OUR LORD 1673"
Gallery Label 
This sampler may have been worked by the Sarah Sabin who was born July 27, 1660 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group