PICTORIAL EMBROIDERED SAMPLER -- Perhaps the most charming pictorialsampler we've had the privilege of finding. This smaller work, measuring8"x12" not including the frame, features a large central house flankedby trees, rabbits and deer. The overall symmetrical composition isnicely opposed by the random flittering of birds around the house. Royalstylized crowns, as well as the initials AG and AT are embroidered inseveral locations. Excellent folk art appeal focusing more on thepictorial aspect of needlework as opposed to the more common lettering.This sampler came from a family with 19th century Ontario history.
A 19th C pictorial embroidered sampler, featuring a house flanked by deer