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In Paradise within the Gates... sampler
  • Susanna Billings
    active: United States
  • In Paradise within the Gates... sampler, 1805
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, satin, stem
  • Object Height/Width: 53.34 x 41.91 cm
    Object Height/Width: 21 x 16 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6812
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Sampler with foliate motifs, birds, a house, and inscriptions. There is a rectangle in the center with an upper case alphabet along the top, above an inscription. Below is a basket of flowers with a bird on either side. In the center is a three story white house with a flower (rose) on the left and a tree on the right. Along the bottom is another inscription surrounded by a zigzag border. On the left, top, and right is a freehand flowering vine with various blossoms and ends in flower pots. On all four sides is a green Greek fret border.