Embroidered 19th Century sampler

Linen sampler, 17 1/2" x 16 1/2", embroidered in silk polychrome on single ply hand woven linen. Sampler illustrates family record of Calvin Allen and Abigail Richards, married 1801. Two embroidered areas topped with embroidered urns and birds holding leaf branches. Within the areas are embroidered the names and dates , from 1802 to 1822 of the births (on the left side area) and deaths (on the right side area) of the children of Calvin and Abigail. The left side of the sampler is embroidered with a willow tree arching over the top ; the right side is embroidered with a field? or water? with three trees of graduated height with a moon? rising behind them. The three trees possibly represent the three children who died. The sampler is embroidered on the base with "Wrought by Abigail Allen". The sampler was worked between 1822 and 1830.

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