1840 Sampler by Emma Allen. 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 very finely worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours gold, cream, dark brown, white, greens and black. Verse reads, ‘Happy the child whose youngest years>Recieve instruction well>Who hates the sinner’s path and fears>The road that leads to hell’. Signed and dated ‘Emma Allen Aged 12 Years 1840’. A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a house, dogs, birds, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, squirrels, fir trees, flowers, butterflies and a gentleman.