Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Likely Belfast, Maine, worked in wool on linen, with biblical verse from Proverbs, chapter 30 verse 8 as indicated in top register, ground with floral, tree, and figural motifs, signed "Anne Fletcher's Work Aged 10 Years Belfast 1827," framed under glass.
DOA 20.75 x 16 in.From the collection of Ann M. Williams and the late Charles E. Williams, Jr., Winston-Salem, North Carolina
A hand-written note affixed to the verso notes this sampler reads:
"The Fletcher home was for many years, just outside of Wakefield, Rhode Island. This sampler was acquired from Fletcher descendants and to the best of my knowledge it has never been out of the Fletcher family, since it was made in 1827, until recently (6/65) purchased by us."
Toning to linen; scattered stitch loss; overall in good estate condition. not examined out of frame.