Spot sampler; French, 18th century

Spot sampler; French, 18th century

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sampler
spot sampler
Other Terms
Sampler; Late 17th-Early 18th Century
date made
1700-1750
associated dates
1964 06 12 / 1964 06 12
place made
France
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
ID Number
TE.T13676.A
accession number
260696
catalog number
T13676.00A
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Samplers
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object