ELIZ TREADAWAY 1793
This is an English sampler with unique verses and motifs, likely made in Hoddesdon, a town in Hertfordshire (UK) about twenty miles from London, where the name “Treadaway/Treadway/Tredway” is not uncommon. A four-sided pinwheel border surrounds a central reserve with two short verses, a large brick house flanked by stocky trees resembling broccoli stalks, above two beautiful swans and a basket of flowers. Stitches used in the sampler include freehand stem and satin, cross, counted satin, eyelet, straight, and back. The color is excellent. The background linen is slightly puckered, and there is a hole along the lower left border, otherwise, the condition is very good.
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Sight: 16″ x 12-1/2″
Overall: 18″ x 15″
The sampler has been conservation mounted.