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Embroidered linen darning sampler

Embroidered linen darning sampler

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1799 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered linen

  • Museum number:

    T.96-1934

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

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'

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

1799 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered linen

Marks and inscriptions

'C.B.'
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

Dimensions

Length: 18.25 in, Width: 18 in

Descriptive line

Embroidered linen darning sampler made in Enkhuisen, a small village north of Amsterdam, in 1799

Materials

Linen; Embroidery silks

Techniques

Embroidering; Darning

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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