HESTER HOWES Miniature Sampler, England, 1790
Charming English miniature 3.75" x 4" silk on linen sampler by Hester Howes.
Inscription: Hester • Howes / December 3 1790
Genealogy records show several Hesters for that time period in Gloucestershire, Bristol, and Norfolk.
Frame: 9.25" x 9.25" x 1"
Sampler: 3.75" x 4"
Very good. No stitch loss or damage. Horizontal fold line. Conservation prepared by Glee. Mounted on woven horsehair ground. Period birdseye maple frame with gilded fillet (does not appear to be original to the sampler, and frame does not have well mitredcorners).