Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States or England, United Kingdom
  • sampler, 1700–1750
  • Where object was made: United States or England, United Kingdom
  • silk thread on linen and cotton, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, herringbone, satin
  • Object Height/Width: 20.32 x 67.95 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 x 26 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0951

Sampler three sections of decoration. The first section, on the far left includes a rectangular block with an abstracted reclining animal above urns, trees, birds, and a dog. The middle section has a large bouquet of flowers with a gazebo in the top left corner, an urn in the bottom left corner, a pot of flowers in the bottom right corner, and a flowers and a vase (?) in the top right corner. The third section included two rectangles of geometric pattern with openwork, the larger one underneath. Colors include blues, gray, greens, red, white, and yellow on cream. Includes cutwork (Dresden) and drawn work.