Antique sampler: "Maria Braillon 1877"
REPRODUCTION SAMPLER CHARTED BY MURIEL BERCEVILLE - COUNTED CROSS STITCH
The antique sampler pictured here is an exceptional antique stitched piece from Muriel Brunet's private collection.
Most samplers have the same typical layout: the top part includes an alphabet, the remaining part is decorated with symbols and a pretty border runs all around the piece. The way these young ladies would choose their motifs reflects their moral and religious education as well as their surroundings. There are many references to Christ (heart, M for the Virgin Mary), insects (butterflies), animals (birds, dogs), flowers (carnations, roses).
A faithful reproduction of an antique alphabet, charted by Muriel Berceville.
Number of stitches: 194 x 192 (wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches)
Chart: Black and White
Threads: DMC embroidery floss or Silk thread Soie Surfine from "Le Ver à soie
Number of colors: 10
Themes: Antique sampler, Antiques, Reproduction, Roses, Baskets