June 1, 1835, Aged 13 years
This sampler is in nearly perfect condition, meticulously executed in cross stitch and petit point. It features an elaborate four sided floral border of roses and violet. The upper register includes butterflies and birds, centering a magnificent peacock. Below that are potted plants centering a basket of flowers. The lower register depicts an elaborate rambling mansion house with a tiled roof, flanked by towering trees, small cottages, and flying birds. The sprawling lawn in front of the house contains a lion on a pedestal, topiary, and other plants and animals. A note attached to the back of the sampler states:
Born 1827- Westbury, Long Island, New York
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth
From preliminary genealogical research, Ann might have been born in Ireland and emigrated with her parents. The sampler appears to me to have been made in England.
Sampler alone 19" x 19"
With frame 22" x 22"
It appears to have been conservation mounted but has not been inspected out of the frame.
Sale price: $695.00