Object Details

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Ann Flower, 1763

Sampler Archive ID: SA000220
Maker: Ann Flower
Maker Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1763
Decade Made: 1760-1769
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1958.2226
Object Credit: Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Coat of Arms
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 8.00 H x 8.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 11.70 H x 12.70 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types:
Text medium:
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Floral and plant, Human made object, scrollwork and acanthus leaves
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Silk right and left edges seem to be grosgrain type rib
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk Metal metal is silver
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: Ribbon
Stitch Types: Long and short, Satin, Stem, metal threads are couched
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
inscription on back of object, initials AF also stitched in design
Birthdate:
Winterthur files
Birth Location:
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Death Date:
ancestry.com family trees
Death Location:
Religion:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Parents:
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
Philadelphia county Pennsylvania wills 1682-1819
Philadelphia county Pennsylvania wills 1682-1819
Philadelphia county Pennsylvania wills 1682-1819
Marriages:
Spouse:
Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
Birth:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Death:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Date:
Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
Place:
Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940
Children:
Mary WheelerBirth: Nov. 4, 1768Death: Dec. 14, 1815
Enoch WheelerBirth: Apr. 1, 1767Death: Feb. 1, 1843
Elizabeth WheelerBirth: Nov. 15, 1771Death: Aug. 29, 1774
Ann WheelerBirth: Sep. 30, 1774Death: Oct. 17, 1774
Elizabeth Flower WheelerBirth: Nov. 8, 1776Death: Jan. 8, 1829

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: M.E. Flower
Relation to maker: uncertain

Name: Henry Francis du Pont
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Winterthur Museum Permanent Display
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: ongoing

Literature:

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework 1650-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press, , p. 105
Date: 1995

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework
Publication/Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, p 137
Date: 1976

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