Augusta Ann Phillips's Sampler
Three block alphabets; one double of 26 letters and one script alphabet of 26 letters. Numbers to 21. All rows separated by simple geometric crossbands. In lower half of sampler two-story brick house with two chimneys and double door on stepped terrace, flanked by two pairs of flower baskets. Border of single row of cross-stitch on all four sides. Silk embroidery thread on linen ground. STITCHES: cross, rice, Algerian eye, four-sided, crosslet, stem, outline, French knot. THREAD COUNT: warp 27, weft 31/in.
"The rof[s]e, The Sweetly Blooming rof[s]e
Ere from the Tree itf[s] torn
Itf[s] Like the charmf[s] which Beauty Show
In Livef[s] exulting Morn.
Auguf[s]ta Ann PhilliPs June
The 18 1794"
- Nothing is known about the life of Augusta Ann Phillips.
- Date made
- Phillips, Augusta Ann
- Place Made
- Physical Description
- linen (ground fabric material)
- silk (embroidery thread material)
- overall: 17 1/2 in x 17 in; 44.45 cm x 43.18 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- E 309069
- accession number
- Architecture, Domestic Buildings
- See more items in
- Home and Community Life: Textiles
- Exhibition Location
- National Museum of American History
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center