Cross-Stitch Border and Berlin Work Sampler, Late 19th Century
|Item Type:||Sampler, Needlework|
|Technique:||Cross-Stitch, Berlin Woolwork|
|Materials:||Wool, Cotton Canvas, Aniline Dyes|
|Inscriptions and/or Labels:||Inscription to verso paper|
|Period:||Late 19th Century|
|Date:||Dated circa 1860 or later, after commercial availability of synthetic aniline dyes for needlework|
- toning to cotton canvas ground; slight fading and discoloration to some wool yarns in the white, green, and yellow spectrum, with colorfastness preserved in aniline-dyed red-tones; scattered areas of loss to stitching indicative of insect damage, with pulled and loose thread ends in other places; damage to canvas ground with series of holes at center and to the upper right; scratches and wear to frame.
- measures frame; visible work 20.25" W x 19.0" H.