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Object Name Sampler
Catalog Number 1920.14.01
Accession number 1920.14.01
Artist Kriebel, Christina W. (Schultz)
Place of Origin Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Date 1799
Material Linen, Silk
Dimensions W-14.5 L-16.5 inches
Length (ft) 1.375
Length (in) 16.5
Width (ft) 1.208
Width (in) 14.5
Description A bleached linen sampler with one alphabet set and random silk embroidery. The alphabet set is of uppercase block lettering (missing the letter "J"), followed by the name "CRISTINA" and the year "1798." Below that is a row of miscellaneous motifs, such as a crowns and crosses, as well as the initials "D.S." and "C.S." The following row is of miscellaneous motifs and letters, probably an example of practicing letters. The next row consists of the name "CHRISTINA SCHULTZIN" [Schultz] in uppercase lettering. Next, there is a row mainly of various styles of crown motifs. the remainder of the sampler is a random layout of embroidered motifs, mainly different variants of flowers. There are examples of a chicken and a lion embroidered. On the right side there are a set of the initials "C.S." At the bottom there is an encircled set of the same initials, "C.S." and the year "1799."
Condition Good
Provenance Embroidered by Christina W. (Schultz) Kriebel (1782-1819), when she was about seventeen years old. She was the daughter of Melchior Y. (1756-1826) and Salome H. (Wagner) Schultz (1761-1835), of Worcester Township, Montgomery County. As an adult, Christina would go on to marry Samuel Y. Kriebel (1776-1841).

GR 19-10a.