1880s G.B. Chambers miniature schoolgirl alphabet sampler
Miniature samplers are few and far between, and this is a charming example of late 19th century childhood embroidery. It’s 7″ wide by 5-1/2″ high, worked on a coarse linen fabric that resembles canvas with fine wool yarn. Edges are turned under and hemmed on all 4 sides. It’s unusual in that the alphabet has letters in random order! The name “G. B. Chambers” appears in the bottom row.
In good condition with stitch loss to a few letters. Overall, it’s a little darker than the photo makes it appear.