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Silk on linen figural sampler, dated 1831, silk on linen, signed "Mary Johanna Polatek / aged 12 years/ in the year of our Lord 1831." Wide tulip motif border with canted corners, enclosing upper and lowercase alphabets, numbers, and a verse in English. Pictorial motifs including leaf and bud design, birds, baskets, male and female deer, over a pastoral scene with male and female shepherds and sheep, windmill and cabin or cottage. Worked in shades of green, red/brown, and gold/beige. Condition: small areas of ground loss, overall even toning to linen ground. Recently archivally mounted with a beige mat and contemporary gilded lattice design frame. Sight: 16"H x 12 1/4"W, Framed 21"H x 17 1/4"W. Probably English.