1836 Sampler by Rachel Smith. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours gold, green, dark brown, copper, red and blues. Verse reads ‘For it is appointed un>to all men once to die>but after this the judg>ments 9 Chap. Hebrews>27. Verse’. Signed and dated ‘Rachel Smith Aged 9 Years September 30 1836’. A wonderful set of motifs, including one of St Paul’s Chapel, York Place, in Edinburgh, flowers, birds and potted flowering plants.