Janet Mitchell

Scottish sampler with a four-sided strawberry border, surrounding typical Scottish motifs including peacocks and trees composed of twelve blocks. The color is very good but slightly altered from the back which shows the rust color to be more reddish. The verse reads:

Honour at best is but a blast
Unconstant wealth hath wings
But education far excels
All other earthly things.

The name has faded but can still be discerned.
10.5″ x 14″
Silk on linen, unframed
Stitches used are cross, back, and herringbone. Good condition.