Embroidered linen darning sampler
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Linen sampler embroidered with coloured silks using darning and cross-stitch with button holing. Around the edge of the sampler are patterns, arranged in cross shapes, of different darning stitches. Four long rectangles of darning patterns form a square in the centre, in which are eight smaller rectangles. In the centre are the initials 'C.B.' and around the inner square is the inscription 'IANTJE BUIK IN ENKHUISEN DEN 3 DECEMBER ANNO 1799'
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1) Decoration 2) Signature; in centre of sampler; embroidering; 1799
'IANTJE BUIK IN ENKHUISEN DEN 3 DECEMBER ANNO 1799'
Signature; date; decoration; Dutch; Enkhuisen is a village north of Amsterdam; around the edge of the inner square in the centre of the sampler; embroidering; 1799
Length: 18.25 in, Width: 18 in
Embroidered linen darning sampler made in Enkhuisen, a small village north of Amsterdam, in 1799
Linen; Embroidery silks
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