M. Rees 1842
A British Colonial Sampler
This elaborate sampler featuring a fearsome tiger, a plantation house covered in trellises and tropical vines, a peacock, a pea hen, rooster and butterflies, was probably stitched in Africa or India by a British girl. The lovely four sided border consists of flowers filled in with counted satin stitch. The plantation house rests atop tiered lawns and is flanked by intricately stitched trees and flowering plants. It is stitched on very fine linen using cross, tent and counted satin stitches. The sampler has been professionally cleaned and conserved, mounted over a muslin slip, in what is likely its original frame, behind conservation glass and acid free spacers. It is in fair condition and measures 16″ x 13″ (sampler alone: with frame 21″ x 17-1/2″).