Margaret Gamble 1820
Origin and date: Scottish 1820
Linen count and finished size: 25-count, unbleached, 17″x19-1/2″
Stitches: Cross, counted thread, freehand satin, stem, and upright Gobelin stitches
Source: Private collection
The mansion depicted on this formal Scottish sampler appears on many other Scottish samplers, but has never been identified. Other typical Scottish motifs – the peacocks, initials of both parents, illumination of letters by double running stitch, and rabbits – appear on this lovely piece.