Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Embroidered sampler, 1844
    Mariah Boil (American, born 1832)
    Pleasant Hill, Kentucky
    Silk and cotton thread on linen/cotton, embroidered; 13 x 11 3/4 in. (33 x 29.8 cm)
    Purchase, Edward J. Scheider and David S. and Elizabeth W. Quackenbush Gifts, 2008 (2008.453)

    Few samplers were made in Shaker communities. This example is a sweet and simple piece of work, finely made and laid out in a clear composition. It illustrates the well-known Shaker mission to produce architecture and decorative arts that were functional but beautiful and that depended on the bare essentials of form for their decorative appeal.

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  • Embroidered sampler, 1844
    Mariah Boil (American, born 1832)
    Pleasant Hill, Kentucky
    Silk and cotton thread on linen/cotton, embroidered; 13 x 11 3/4 in. (33 x 29.8 cm)
    Purchase, Edward J. Scheider and David S. and Elizabeth W. Quackenbush Gifts, 2008 (2008.453)

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