Margaret Tillman 1816

Margaret Tillman

An English sampler with very good color, a few holes (they don't affect the design), stitched in cross, satin and petit point on tammy cloth, measuring 12-1/4" x 12-1/2" (sampler alone, not including frame). This beautiful little sampler features some interesting floral motifs, and a stepped plateau in the lower reserve flanked by stags. The verse:

All you my friends who now
Expect to see a piece of work
Thus performed by me cast
But a smile on this my mean
Endeavour and I will strive to
Mend and be obedient ever

The sampler has not been removed from its frame and would enjoy being cleaned and conserved by its new owner.