Elizabeth Taylor 1823

Elizabeth Taylor

An "Adam and Eve" sampler, probably English, with a four sided berry border surrounding various pictorial elements, most prominently an enormous white cat and a grand house atop a groomed lawn, flanked by an enormous white sheep on the left and a brown horned cow on the right. Stitches used are cross, petit point and counted satin, done in silk on a linen ground. The condition is good, somewhat faded with some foxing around the motifs stitched in black, but no holes. The frame is likely original. The outermost border has been finished in cut work. 16-1/2" x 17-1/2".