Framed: 19 1/2 x 18 in. (49.5 x 45.7 cm)
Rectangular linen sampler worked in various colors of silk floss; alphabets and verse worked in cross and Queen's stitches, framing tree flanked by baskets of flowers; side borders with meandering floral vine; upper and lower borders arcaded with alternating bird and floral motifs.
Gift of Pamela Daly Vose Estate
stitched: "Clarissa Ward Was born Oct 6th 1795"
stitched: "A comely sight indeed it is to see a world of blossoms on an apple tree Yet far more comely would this tree appear if all its dainty blooms young apples were"
stitched: "But how much more might one upon it see if all would hang there till they ripe should be But most of all in beauty it would abound If every one should then be duty bound"
stitched: "Clarissa Wards Work March 28th 1803"
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