Object Details

Image courtesy of Winterthur Museum

Unknown, Liberty with eagle, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000248
Maker: Unknown
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Probably Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1969.1790
Object Credit: Museum purchase with funds provided by Henry Francis du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 22.00 H x 18.70 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 30.50 H x 27.10 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types:
Text medium:
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Aquatic, Architectural, Birds and insects, Celestial, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Allegorical or symbolic
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk Metal chenille
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint, Other, Paillettes or sequins sewn onto dress.
Stitch Types: Satin, Straight, , couched
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name: Unknown
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

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


Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework
Publication/Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, p. 99
Date: 1976

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