Louise Meyer’s 1884 Red and White Darning Sampler on Linen

Regular price $175.00

In my dream life I would have a whole room filled with antique darning samplers along the lines of this one; I find them fantastically beautiful, and quite modern feeling, and really love the fact that they were made by cutting gashes in the cloth to then be repaired. This one is dated 1884 and was done by a Louise Meyer. I am no great expert, but based on its manner and the linen on which it was done, I believe this one is likely American. (I found it in New Hampshire.) A perfect grid of nine samples, each different, with triple stripe border around the perimeter.

Framed, under glass, in an old wood frame as found: 14 5/8" x 14 5/8". Sight: 11 1/2" x 11 1/2". The sampler is sagging just a tiny bit in the frame; no real matter, but certainly could be reframed if desired. Clean and in very good condition.