Sampler

Object Number: 
1937.346
Date: 
1750-1825
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. ( 78.4 x 25.7 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: center, gold floss: "M R"
Description: 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; rows of motifs and patterns in top portion; motifs include double-headed eagle, tombstone and willow tree, and baskets with flowers; birds holding wreath with monogram in center; alphabet and a crown on top of a square design in bottom portion; cross stitch and knots.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group