Object Details

Arvilla Grover, 1829

Sampler Archive ID: SA002363
Maker: Arvilla Grover
Maker Birthplace: Bethel, Oxford County, Maine
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Bethel, Oxford County, Maine
Year Made: 1829
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Private collection
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 15.75 H x 17.25 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 18.25 H x 19.75 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 9
Enclosures: Frame
Cartouches: Yes
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse or other block of text, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Virtue alone is happiness below quiet mi
I sigh not for beauty, nor languish for wealth
But grant me kind providence, virtue and health
Then richer than queens and happy as they
My days shall pass sweetly and swiftly away
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear: Intact
Cleanliness: stained
Loss: none noted
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Eyelet, Four sided, Long and short, Rice, Satin, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
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Birth Location:
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County: ancestry.com family tree
State ancestry.com family tree
Death Date:
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Death Location:
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Spouse: Gilbert ChapmanBirth: Death:
Date: Mar. 28, 1842Place: Bethel, Oxford, Maine
Ellen Oreana ChapmanBirth: 1843Death: July 20, 1907

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Ruth Gray Knorr
Relation to maker:

Exhibitions: Title: Unraveling the Threads of History
Host: Centre County Historical Society
Location: Centre Furnace Mansion, State College, PA
Date: Mar. 19, 2017-Sep. 24, 2017


Author(s): Centre County Historical Society
Title: Unraveling the Threads of History
Publication/Publisher: Centre County Historical Society
Date: 2017

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