German Sampler ~ first half of 18th century ~ probably Nuremberg, Germany ~ Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic yarn. White linen worked with colored silks. In the middle is a wreath surrounding a crown and a monogram. Around this are flowers in vases and in baskets, and dishes of fruit, a parrot, a peacock, an apple, a pear, a landscape with two shepherdesses and sheep, and a fountain. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Four cross borders; one containing verse; two showing floral patterns and squirrels; the inscription "Sarah Cook, her sampler 1744" surrounded by angular floral border with stags in the corners. Silk embroidery on wool.