Antique Little Crowns & Alphabets Sampler

1 in stock

This charming unsigned and undated sampler includes three alphabets with a row of decorative crowns dividing the bands. It is complete and probably dates from the early 1800s and the colours are just lovely. The sampler is worked in cross stitch and Algerian eye stitches and has a stitched hem around three sides. In the centre area the stitcher has stitched:

If you desire to worship God aright

First in the morning

pray and last at night

The blue, red and golds stand out really well and would benefit from a gold slip inside the frame or a gold detail on the moulding.

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 9 x 10in (23 x 5.5cm).


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.