Makers / Maker's Age: Sheaf, Louisa (age 12)
Date Made: 1815
Origin: Cambridge, MA US
School / Teacher:
Stitches: Hemstitch, Cross, Eyelet (Queen), Satin, Herringbone
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linsey-woolsey
Dimensions: 11 1/8"w x 14 1/8" h
Inscriptions: (In a Greek Key cartouche in the lower half): Louisa Sheafe born March / 1803 at Portsmouth N.H. / worked this at Cambridge / Mass Oct 1815 aged 12 //
Predominant Motif: 3 alphabets: 2 uppercase, one with J and one without. 1 lowercase complete. Numbers 1-6 & 1-16. Various cross bands. Narrow saw tooth border all four sides.
History of Owner: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Albert P. Leoning, Jr.
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No