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Embroidered Sampler

Anne Chase (born 1709)
Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Wool embroidered with silk thread
12 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (31.1 x 21 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip Holzer, 2010
Accession Number:
Not on view
American samplers from the first half of the eighteenth century are exceedingly rare. This delicate example is ornamented with floral motifs that evoke the Baroque style of the seventeenth century. Although unfinished, the piece is inscribed at the bottom “Anne Chase Made This Sampler In / The Thirteenth Year of Her Age 1721.”
Inscription: [verse]; at bottom: Anne Chase Made This Sampler In/ The Thirteenth Year of Her Age 1721
Purchased by the Holzers at an auction at Sotheby's, June 23, 1988. It was Lot 320 in the "Fine American furniture, folk Art, Silver and China Trade Paintings" auction.
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