Catherine has worked a range of spot motifs including a grand Georgian house, variety of trees, including a tree of life with serpent, flowers, flowers in urns, birds including a peacock, and most unusually a beehive complete with bees and labelled Industry. She has also stitched a deep, intricate border in the top section, and surrounded the whole work with an interesting flower border. She has signed the work in the lower section Catherine Anderson, followed by a range of initials-WA, MA, RA, WA. She has also included initials near the tree, JA, SA, TS, JS, ? Colours of threads are good, quite bright for age, as is condition, background linen has age toning a pleasing colour, some darker spots near some edges. Sampler is still in what appears to be original period frame with good old glass, frame is sound, has wear to gilding commensurate with age. The back does not look like it has been removed since it was framed, so long undisturbed, quite well sealed. A lovely House sampler with great charm and appeal. The beehive with flying bees and Industry a moralistic nod to the need for hard work which lends a nice unusual touch. The deep intricate border style so often found on Scottish samplers is present and may be indicative of Catherines home country or of work that influenced her choice for subject matter for this beautiful sampler. A unique and interesting sampler which would make a wonderful addition to a collection or unique gift for a special occasion. 49 x 49 cms inc frame. I will pack very well, and will tape the glass prior to transit but cannot guarantee glass during transit. Please message me prior to dispatch if you would prefer it taken out for posting. Please message me if you would like any further information. This would make a really special addition to a sampler collection. Thank you for looking. Please see other samplers I will be listing. The item “Beautiful Antique Sampler, House Beehive Industry CatherineAnderson Period frame” is in sale since Friday, May 04, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Fabric/Textiles\Samplers”. The seller is “blue-bells” and is located in Barry. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Chile.