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Large Bristol, Rhode Island Sampler

Rare Bristol, Rhode Island silk on linen sampler, probably done in the late 19th C., in homage to the extraordinary samplers created at Anne Bowman Usher’s school in the early 1790s. Although the characteristic Bristol reserve has been created at the bottom for a signature and date, this one is unsigned. Remarkable in such an intricate and amazingly vivid sampler which is almost identical in format, size and motifs to the sampler sewn and signed in 1791 by Patty Coggeshall at “Mrs. Usher’s” school, now in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. 19” x 15½” in a tiger maple frame with gilt liner. Ex- James and Judith Milne.