ELIZABETH LILLY 1801
An English sampler with a four-sided carnation border centering many intricate petit point floral and birds motifs. There is a large mansion house at the center. The lower third features two of the most imaginative sheep I’ve ever seen on a sampler. They’re in an extensive pasture with flowers flanking the cartouche with her attribution and the date. The sampler is very finely executed in cross and petit point stitches. The color and condition are both very good.
There are five small holes along the lower border and the cracked glass has been replaced with ultra violet filtering conservation glass.
The sampler has been conservation mounted. Sight 16″ x 12″, with gilded (modern) frame 19-1/2″ x 16″.