Mary Howe worked this sampler in 1832; a handsome pictorial piece featuring a large 16th century manor house on a sloping lawn. The castle-like house, with its crenellated roof and red banners waving, sits on a lustrous lawn of brilliant green satin stitch. A pair of trees flanks the scene and a pair of baskets of flowers flank the verse. A blue decorative band was worked under the lawn and above Mary's inscription. Another bold floral band, with flower buds of red and white spans the sampler under her name.
Worked in silk on linen, the sampler is in excellent condition. It has been conservation mounted into a beveled bird's eye maple frame.
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