Small square sampler with bands of circles and squares filled with needle lace in a variety of patterns including hearts, crowns, flowers, and geometric motifs. One hollie point square has three crowns, WA, Mary Finkel 1730, and AC beneath the crowns. Border of acorns and plants.


  • Title: Sampler
  • Creator: Mary Finkel, English. n.d.
  • Date Created: 1730
  • Location Created: England
  • Original Source: See this work of art on the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum website
  • Medium: Medium: silk and linen embroidery on linen foundation Technique: embroidered in counted satin and double running stitches, needle lace fillings in cutwork areas, on plain weave foundation Label: Silk and linen embroidery with needle-lace fillings on linen
  • Credit line: Bequest of Rosalie Coe, from the collection inherited from her mother, Eva Johnston Coe

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