1858 Mourning Needlework Sampler

December 10, 2010

1858 Mourning Needlework SamplerFrom 1858, this sampler is shows mature and experienced stitching. The two trees bow down to the women mourning next to the plinth and urn, with flowers and the depiction of a bird (possibly a parrot) directly in the centre.

1858 Mourning Needlework SamplerAs well as the design, the personalisation of this piece in that there are two daughters (one possibly a wife) in the frame weeping is an extraordinarily nice touch to a very sentimental and well executed piece.

Courtesy: Barbara Robbins
Dedication:

“In Remembrance of a beloved Father / He little warning did me give But
Quickly Called to my Grave O Haste
To Christ make no delay For no one nose
there Dieing day. 1858 / “J H,” it is signed, at the bottom, “A H.”

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