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Sampler with geometric motifs

Date:
first half 17th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Silk, wool and silver thread on linen
Dimensions:
H. 15 x W. 9 1/4 inches (38.1 x 23.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper, Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
Accession Number:
57.122.366
Not on view
Samplers such as this, with decorative patterns some of which are only partially finished, illustrate examples of designs that might be used on household linens or accessories of dress. They are not signed or dated by the makers because they are for reference, not for display.
Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper , New York (until d. 1957; bequeathed to MMA)
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