Comfort Chamberlin's Sampler


This sampler by Comfort Camberlin, dating to 1805, is stitched in cross stitch with silk embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 37, weft 38/ in. The inscription is: “COMFORT CHAMBERLIN 1805.” Comfort Chamberlin was born in 1787 to Samuel (1743-1821) and Sybil Thompson (ca. 1753-1837) Chamberlin in Kent, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She did not marry and died April 11, 1873, in Kent, Connecticut.

Date Made: 1805Associated Dates: 1968 01 17 / 1968 01 17

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Susanne G. Swift

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T14463Accession Number: 275377Catalog Number: T14463.000

Object Name: Sampler

Physical Description: silk (overall material)linen (overall material)brown (overall color)blue (overall color)cream (overall color)embroidery (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 9 in x 5 1/4 in; x 22.86 cm x 13.335 cm


Record Id: nmah_1137874

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