Abigail Bacon

An American sampler stitched with silk on homespun linen in a variety of stitches including cross, counted satin, freehand stem and satin, eyelet and split. Six rows of alphabets are surrounded by a beautifully executed floral cartouche. The sampler is signed at the bottom, and the date and her age (10 years) appear at the top. Overall color and condition very good, with some losses to the silk in the first line of alphabet, and one hole between the letters N and Q in the fifth line. Sampler measures 11" x 12-1/4"