Overall: 12 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. ( 31.1 x 50.2 cm )
Horizontal rectangular cotton sampler with red and white cotton floss stitching; horizontal rows of alphabets and numbers centered in upper two-thirds, inscription, monograms and designs in bottom third; white work, open work, satin and outline stitches.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
embroidered: bottom center, red floss: "Christiane Bauer. / 1840" embroidered: bottom left corner, red and white floss: "G. Bauer / E. Bauer / M. B." embroidered: bottom right corner, red and white floss: "A. B. / F. B. / F. Richter / H. B."
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.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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