Sampler

Sampler
Title
Sampler
Date 
1750-1825
Medium 
Linen, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. ( 78.4 x 25.7 cm )
Description 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; rows of images and design patterns in top portion, birds holding wreath with monogram in center, alphabet and a crown on top of a square design in bottom portion; cross stitch and knots.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.346
Marks 
embroidered: center, gold floss: "M R"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group