De Baets Chez M. Clavareau, maker, France
The inscription which combines a Flemish and French name suggests this piece was made somewhere in what is now northern France.
darning sampler; category
Linen darning sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and cross-stitch. The edges of the sampler are glued to a board. The sampler contains twelve damask darn pattern blocks, arranged in three regular rows of four. These are enclosed in a wide and naturalistic floral border. Underneath the bottom row and inscription which reads 'De Baets Chez M. Clavareau' is worked in cross-stitch.
silk; whole; pink, green, blue, white, yellow
Linen darning sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and cross-stitch. The edges of the sampler are glued to a board.
length, 46, cm
width, 49.25, cm
length, 18, in
width, 19, in
bequeathed; 1952-10-23; Hope, St John, Lady
Bequeathed by Lady St John hope
Humphrey, Carol. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 108
Publ. No. 49
Object Number: T.16-1952
(record id: 110915; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-09-20)