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Sampler on dark linen ground; cross stitch and open work border, enclosing rows of letters separated by thin lines of needlework. One row of pink hearts at center. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1-complete; #2-"A-G"; #3-missing "J"; #4-complete; Numbers: "1-11" other stitches: eyelet hole.
needlework (visual works)
""Mary Barrell aged 10 years finished her sam/pler August 1813 industry is praiseworthy""
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),
Barrell, Mary Sayward, 1803-1889 (Embroiderer)
10 1/4 x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
Probably Maine (United States)