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Embroidered linen sampler

Embroidered linen sampler

  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (made)

  • Date:

    1798 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    linen embroidered with coloured silks

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Linen sampler embroidered in coloured silks. It is covered with detached devices: trees, flowers, plants in pots, pairs of figures, standards, rabbits, parrots and other birds and are symmetrically arranged. In the centre at the top are the arms of Amsterdam and in the middle the initials 'ACB' surmounted by a crown, and the date '1798'. At the bottom is a stag between two trees. The sampler has a narrow border

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (made)


1798 (made)



Materials and Techniques

linen embroidered with coloured silks

Marks and inscriptions

Town mark (Hallmark); Possibly the abbreviation of 'Amstelodunum Civitas Batavorum'; in centre of sampler; embroidering; 1798


Length: 21 in, Width: 18.5 in

Descriptive line

Embroidered linen sampler dating from 1798 from Amsterdam


Linen; Embroidery silks



Subjects depicted

Birds; Stag; Crown; Standards; Trees; Figures

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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