Mary Rothwell,

United States, 1828

framed size: 12¼" x 12" • sampler size: 10½" square • price: $900

Featuring alphabets, little motifs and a pair of birds, this sampler is signed by Mary Rothwell, who also stitched her initials. This was likely Mary’s first sampler as most of the needlework is simple, however the row of queen's-stitches at the left side of the bottom edge is an indication that she was also taught a very sophisticated technique. 

The sampler is worked in silk on linen and is in excellent condition. It has been conservation mounted and is in a burl frame. 

 

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