Antique Elizabeth Seville Education Sampler

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This very special sampler, probably completed in May 1797, is a real joy. It is stitched beautifully on very fine fabric and has an absolutely lovely stitched border worked in greens and pinks. With upper and lowercase alphabets, numbers and a detailed poem about the values of an Education, it is both charming and unusual. Complete and without any damage, this is a real treasure.

I have mounted the sampler on to a piece of unbleached linen and acid free card ready for you to have framed if you wish. The sampler measures 10.5 x 11.75in (27 x 30cm).


1 in stock

1 in stock


The story of this little treasure

I have been collecting antique embroidery, especially samplers, since 1985 and the charm and mystery of these pieces of stitching never fail to move me. Recently a quirk of fate put me in the right place at the right time and I was able to purchase a set of antique samplers which I want to share with you.