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Eliza Arnold Nichols, 1829

Sampler Archive ID: SA000099
Maker: Eliza Arnold Nichols
Maker Birthplace: Rhode Island
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Wickford, Washington County, Rhode Island
School/Teacher:Washington Academy
Year Made: 1829
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1999.72.5
Object Credit: Gift of Claflin Brothers, 1999-10
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17 H x 15.2 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 7
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
1829
Eliza Arnold Nichols wrought this in her 12th year
Sweet sPring of days and roses made
Whose charms for beauty vie
Thy days depart the roses fade
  Thou too alas must die
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant, Geometric
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
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Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Green, Pink, Red, Rust, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Queen or rococo, Straight, Herringbone and Close Herringbone
Thread Count: Vertical:
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Maker History

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County: unknown
State: Rhode Island
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Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914
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Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
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Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Claflin Brothers, 1999
Relation to maker: Descendants

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