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Object Name: Sampler
Date: 1816
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Medium: Linen, silk
Dimensions: Overall: 10 3/4 x 12 1/8 in. ( 27.3 x 30.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Horizontal rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss; horizontal rows of alphabets and numbers separated by rows of design, inscription at bottom has designs on both sides, bordered with geometric motif; stitches include cross, eyelet, herringbone, chain.
Credit Line: Gift of Isabella Vaché Cox
Object Number: 1935.61
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Marks: Embroidered at center bottom in blue and pink floss: "Southington. / 1816"

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According to a tag found with the object, the work was made by Mrs. John Vaché Cox when she was six years old, but Mrs. Cox (Eliza Pilcher) was not born until 1823.