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Makers / Maker's Age: Gould, Polly
Date Made: 1803
Origin: NH (?) US
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Stitches: Stem, Satin, Cross, Petit Point.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 17 1/2"w x 22" h
Owner: NSCDA Hopkins House, Providence, RI www.nscda.org
Inscriptions: All pleasures are imperfect here below / Our sweetest joys are mixed with bitter woe / The draught of bliss when in our goblet cast / Is dashed with grief or spilt before we taste / (note: from a poem by Stephen Duck 1705-1756) //
Predominant Motif: 1 alphabet. Numbers done in rectangle from center top to lower third. 2 tall pine trees at bottom between 5 hills. Floral spray border across top and down both sides.
History of Owner:
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No