Antique 18th Century Sampler:English ca.1784
An antique sampler worked by Penelope Forrest, aged 11 in the year 1784. Worked mainly in cross stitch onto a fine hand loomed linen ground.
The sampler has the familiar elements of the alphabet, numerals and religious phrases but the work is particularly fine and remarkably small in scale.
Included with the sampler is the original paper wrapping which reads ‘A sampler worked by my beloved and blessed mother in 1784 in the 11th year of her age’
The condition is good after some careful conservation work on some historic wear and tear. It had been backed with a sensitive colour linen so that tgedanage isn’t particularly noticeable. The sampler has been stretched and mounted and framed in a gilt wood frame.
Measurements: 27cm X 35cm