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When This You See Remember... sampler
  • Ann York
    born circa 1810
    active: United States
  • When This You See Remember... sampler, 1824
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread, embroidering, gauze
  • Paper Type: chain, satin
  • Object Height/Width: 40.01 x 41.91 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15 3/4 x 16 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0961

Sampler with pots of flowers and an inscription. There is a large pot in the center with five branches bearing different varieties of flowers. There is an inscription below. There are smaller pots, each with three flowers; two are on the bottom and two on top, to the left and right of the largest pot. Pairs of letters (initials), flowers, hearts, crowns, and cross-shapes are scattered throughout the composition. There is a scalloped border on all four sides with a flower in each scallop. The gauze is bolting cloth. Colors include blue, cream, greens, pink, and orange on tan.