Object Details

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Katharine Wallace, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000166
Maker: Katharine Wallace
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
School/Teacher:Elizabeth Montgomery's Ladies English, Sewing and Drawing School
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 67.244
Object Credit: Gift of Kate M. Louise Jaquette
Contributor: DAR Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Coat of Arms, Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 24.00 H x 27.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Cartouches: No
Text types:
Text medium:
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Allegorical or symbolic, Landscape, Literary
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear: Intact
Cleanliness: Clean
Loss: none noted
Thread: Silk Metal
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition:
Other Materials: Paint
Stitch Types: Satin, Stem, Fly stitch
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
family history
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Genealogy of the Jaquett Family by Edwin Jaquette Sellers Philadelphia, PA 1896
Death Location:
family history
family history
family history
Birth: Death:
Spouse: Thomas JaquetteBirth: October 5, 1790Death:
Genealogy of the Jaquette Family 1907,Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974
Delaware marriages
Place: Delaware
Elizabeth Wallace JaquetteBirth: Dec. 10, 1820Death: Nov. 25, 1864
Thomas Baker JaquetteBirth: c. 1822Death: Apr. 11, 1896
Samuel JaquetteBirth: uncertainDeath: died young

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Elizabeth Wallace Jaquette
Relation to maker: daughter

Name: Emma Lott Graeff
Relation to maker: grandaughter

Name: Kate M. Louise Jaquette
Relation to maker: great niece


Conservator: Ross Wheat
Date: 1963
Actions: removed from frame
Other actions: frame and glass mat not original. Frame regilded 1963

Exhibitions: Title: Gunston Hall Needlework Exhibition
Host: Gunston Hall
Location: Lorton, VA
Date: Mar. 1, 1972 – Mar. 31, 1972

Title: Museum Gallery
Host: DAR Museum
Date: May 1972

Title: Made in America
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Feb., 1981

Title: Welcome Little Stranger
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Sep. 8, 1976 – Nov. 30, 1976

Title: Sampler Exhibit: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: May, 1982

Title: Youth is the Time for Progress: The Importance of American Schoolgirl Art, 1780-1860
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 5, 1997 – May 4, 1998

Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 – Aug. 30, 2008


Author(s): Elizabeth Donaghy Garrett
Title: American Samplers and Needlework Pictures in the DAR Museum Part II: 1806-1840
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques, pp. 699-701
Date: Apr. 1975

Author(s): Wendy Lavitt
Title: American Textiles
Date: 1987

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