Sampler

Sampler
Sampler
Title
Sampler
Date 
1794
Medium 
Linen, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 33 3/4 x 22 1/8 in. ( 85.7 x 56.2 cm )
Description 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; top half has the Ten Commandments in two columns bordered to resemble the Biblical tablets, bottom half depicts a male and female in eighteenth-century dress under an oak tree near a house, inscription with designs on either side across the bottom, straight inner border all around surrounded with geometric floral motif; petit point, cross and satin stitches.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Gertrude G. Bilhuber
Object Number 
1968.3
Marks 
embroidered: bottom center, blue floss: "Her Work / Susanah Thoume / 1794"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group