Elizabeth Burger
May 10, 1798

Elizabeth Burger

Very finely stitched English sampler with an unusual row of alphabets and numerals across the top, followed by a pious verse:

Love God with all your
Soul and Strength With
All your Heart And Mind
And Love Your Neighbour
As Yourself Be faithfull
Just and Kind

Deal with Another As
Youd have Another Deal
With You What Youre
Unwilling to Receive Be
sure you never do

There are many lovely spot motifs including squirrels, deer, birds, dogs, flowering trees and potted plants. Stitches used are satin and cross, The attribution:

Elizabeth Burger is]
my Name and with
My needle I worked
The Same.
And By My Work
You plain May see
What Care My Parents
Took With Me

A three storey stone house is centered in the lower register. A few small holes, very good color. Sampler itself is 12-1/2" x 17", with the frame 17" x 21-1/2". $850

Price: $850.00