Ann Forrest

Gorgeous Scottish sampler worked with silk on fine linen with a four sided stylized honeysuckle border surrounding horizontal rows of illuminated alphabets and double running stitch motifs. Family initials are stitched in the lower left corner with her attribution: "Ann Forrest Her Sampler May the ___ Day 1757" (there is a hole in the linen where the day was stitched). In the lower right corner there is a pious verse. Stitches used are cross, counted satin, eyelet and double running. Apart from a few small holes it remains in very good condition. 11" x 12" sampler itself, within the chip carved antique frame 14" x 15".

Price: $895.00