White House Sampler 1841 - SOLD
- Product Code: SA-WHITE
- Availability: Sold
Sweet, little sampler featuring a two-storey house flanked by large floral baskets that sport crowns, each with the initials NV inside. A trio of birds sit atop the house. There is a floral basket in either top corner and a sort of garden folly with birds in the middle. I love how our stitcher worked her alphabet across the top and down the right side. She follows the alphabet with the year 1841. Worked in cream, green, blue, and brown threads on a thin, gauzy linen. Since the linen and lighter threads are so similar in color, I placed the sampler on a piece of muslin to better show the stitching. There are some small brown spots and losses to the linen. There is a small piece of brown paper stuck to the hem on the bottom left. The threads are cotton. It is hemmed on the top, bottom, and left. The right side is the selvage. It measures 11.75"w x 11"h.