EB October the 23 1746

An unusually artful and imaginative mid-18th c. English sampler in brilliant, unconventional color.    

“Elizabeth Bregley (sic) is my name
And England is my nation
Westadingfeld (sic-prob. West Stanningfield) is my dwelling place
And Christ is my salvation”

Wool on linen.
23 1/2” l. x 11 3/4”


A Folk Art Masterpiece

American, last quarter 19th c. 
An extraordinary hooked carpet that was obviously done as a work of love, and in its scale, color, and imaginative detail was intended to totally transform a room, not merely brighten it! Resplendent withpairs of roosters and peacocks, small birds and blue cats, and a lone white horse under a heart embellished vase of flowers, all set forth on an unusually large “canvas”, it is a unique artistic statement that represents American folk art at its best.                                
Wool on burlap.
95" x 96"