Very finely stitched English sampler with a four sided floral border, with six pious verses, a lovely horizontal arcaded floral band, above a large basket full of colorful flowers surrounded by ten flying birds and beautifully undulating leafy trees. Very good condition and color (some holes in the outermost borders, but the sampler has been professionally mounted over linen). Stitches used are cross, petit point, counted and freehand satin and stem stitches. Framed in a period style Hogarth frame. Sight: 16-1/2″ x 13″, with frame 19-1/2″ x 16-1/2″.
Think e’er you speak for words once flown, once utter’d are no more your own.