Angela M’s 1820s Biedermeier motif sampler


Angela M’s sampler dates from the 1820s and features a collection of classically romantic Biedermeier motifs– among them are doves, wreaths and a weeping willow– plus an elaborate AM monogram.

The majority of the sampler is worked in Tent stitch (needlepoint over 1 thread intersection) with only the monogram and nearby motifs in cross stitch. The ground fabric is a fine canvas similar to modern “congress cloth.”

Sight area of the sampler is 12-1/4″ high by 14″ wide, with frame measuring 15-1/2″ by 17-1/4″. Colors have faded slightly, but evenly to muted earth tones.

Condition appears generally very good, although the sampler has not been examined out of the frame; I suspect that it has been trimmed down from a larger piece of embroidery. No stitch loss, worn fabric areas or holes, although there is an area of small blotchy stains to the ground fabric. The gilded filet of the vintage frame is worn, and the frame itself has loose corners on one short side but it is sturdy and ready to hang. The paper backing is torn and should be replaced.

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If you like this style of embroidery, I have a collection of 1820s charted designs which are very similar to the motifs used in this sampler, which can be seen HERE, as well as a book reproducing those same patterns.