Makers / Maker's Age: Carroll, Mary Clare
Date Made: 1738
Origin: Baltimore, MD US
School / Teacher:
Stitches: Cross, Double Cross, Gobelin, Eyelet
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 18"w x 8 1/2" h
Inscriptions: Not pleasing objects which soon pass the sight, / Or richest food that highest tastes delight. / Not numbered music which captivates the ear,Or gayest dress that pleases much the fair, / With virtue equal are, my greetings, maid, / These clog our sense, this to the mind gives aid / This New Year
Predominant Motif: 2 alphabets: both missing the J and the U. Numbers 1-10 done twice at the bottom. Various small cross bands of carnations, strawberries, baskets of flowers, crowns and coronets, birds and dogs.
History of Owner: Gift of DeScersset Family - Mrs. Henry Keating
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921Yes Page 36. Verses #130. 1738. Page 272. #345. 1731. Page 297.