Augusta Ann Phillips's Sampler

Description
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.
Inscriptions:
"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"
Background:
Nothing is known about the life of Augusta Ann Phillips.
Object Name
sampler
Date made
1794
maker
Phillips, Augusta Ann
Physical Description
linen (ground fabric material)
silk (embroidery thread material)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/2 in x 17 in; 44.45 cm x 43.18 cm
Place Made
unknown
ID Number
TE*E309069
catalog number
E309069
E 309069
accession number
63668
subject
Flowers
Architecture, Domestic Buildings
Textiles
Alphabets
Samplers
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Samplers
Exhibition
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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