Spot sampler; French, 18th century

Description (Brief):

A spot sampler or embroidery, possibly meant for cutting up into small applque pieces? French, Early 18th Century. Silk on Linen. Motifs from 17th Century Bestiaries and Herbals, include lions, rabbits, ducks, dragons, owls, etc; in various scales, in shades of yellows and browns, pinks, blues, with white and black. The frogs Are from Thomas Johnson's "A Book of Beaste, Birds, Flowers, Fruits, Flies and Worms". Counted work; cross stitch. Found in a chateau near Lyon in France with the silk yarns used to stitch it.

Date Made: 1700-1750Associated Dates: 1964 06 12 / 1964 06 12

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T13676.AAccession Number: 260696Catalog Number: T13676.00A

Object Name: Samplerspot samplerOther Terms: Sampler; Late 17th-Early 18th Century

Physical Description: silk (overall material)linen (overall material)blue (overall color)green (overall color)yellow (overall color)crimson (overall color)violet (overall color)light tan ground (overall color)embroidery (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 22 1/2 in x 28 1/8 in; 57.15 cm x 71.4375 cm


Record Id: nmah_1141760

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