Back to Result Mirror image Motif Sampler #5225
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Makers / Maker's Age: Sanders, Harriot Knight (age 10)
Date Made: 1834
Origin: PA (?) US
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Stitches: Cross, Satin, French knots, Eyelet
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 31 cmw x 40 cm h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: Oh' blessed be the hand that gave, / Still blessed when it takes, / Blessed be he who smites to save, / Who heals the heart he breaks, / Perfect and true are all his ways, / Whom heaven adores and death obeys. (Near the bottom): Harriot Knight Sanders / Aged 10 Years 1834 //
Predominant Motif: A mirror image motif sampler: both L and R sides are replicated with the same motifs except for the very center. Motifs include eight pointed stars, hearts, diamond shapes, birds on pedestals, birds on flowers, small trees, birds, small dogs, many plants and two baskets in the center near the bottom with flowers. Inner cross stitch border and an outer reversing arcaded acorn border all four sides.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No