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English Berlin woolwork sampler, 1856-1900

Made
Embroidered textile sampler (Berlin wool work), wool, maker unknown, England, 1856-1900

This long narrow sampler has a crimson coloured edge which has been back stitched onto three sides. The sampler is divided into seven sections each separated by a decorative band of different styles, some incomplete. The sampler shows a variety of stitches and patterns; cross stitch, satin stitch, petit point in flowers, leaves, roses and abstract patterns many with graduated tones. Some silk thread has …

Summary

Object No.

85/281

Object Statement

Embroidered textile sampler (Berlin wool work), wool, maker unknown, England, 1856-1900

Physical Description

Embroidered textile sampler (Berlin wool work), wool, maker unknown, England, 1856-1900

This long narrow sampler has a crimson coloured edge which has been back stitched onto three sides. The sampler is divided into seven sections each separated by a decorative band of different styles, some incomplete. The sampler shows a variety of stitches and patterns; cross stitch, satin stitch, petit point in flowers, leaves, roses and abstract patterns many with graduated tones. Some silk thread has been used.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Width

230 mm

Depth

850 mm

Production

Notes

Made in England with Berlin wool work during the period of 1856 to 1900

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1985

Acquisition Date

3 March 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

English Berlin woolwork sampler, 1856-1900 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 August 2022, <https://ma.as/46650>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/46650 |title=English Berlin woolwork sampler, 1856-1900 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=8 August 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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