Amy Ball 1810
19th Century English Samplers
Origin and date: English, 1810
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 16″x21-1/4″ or 14″x18-1/2″ (please specify!)
Stitches: Cross, Irish, gobelin, four-sided
Source: Private collection
Samplers depicting children – particularly such large children – are uncommon. Not only the children make this an outstanding sampler, but also the multi-floral border, the charming verse, the scene at the top with its menagerie of creatures, and the beautiful naturalistic rose at the center. The original sampler is English and was worked on a very fine tiffany. We offer our reproduction on either our exclusive 35-count, hand-dyed linen or 40-count dyed linen, with the latter coming closest to the size of the original. The color palette includes 18 different shades of floss. Please specify linen thread count when ordering.
Silk Floss, Cotton Floss, Graph Only