1842 Sampler by Ester Coxall - For Sale

1842 Sampler by Ester Coxall
Price: $970.00
Victorian, dated April 14 1842 1842 Sampler by Ester Coxall. Framed in an old, burr maple frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in wool and silk on canvas ground, in cross stitch throughout. Embroidered zig zag border. Colours red, maroon, cream, yellow, pink, orange, light brown and olive green. Verse entitled ''Dear mother'' reads ''When thou art feeble old and gray.my healthy .dear mother> Arms shall be thy stay.and I will soothe thy pains away> And when I see the hang thy head.it will be my turn to> Watch thy bed.and tears of sweet affect not shed my mother> For god who lives a bove the skies,would look with> vengenes in his eyes.if I should ever dear despise my mother''. Signed and dated ''Ester Coxall aged 13 april the 14 1842''. Motifs include a house, two figures, a lion, dogs, birds, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, fir trees, crowns, a sailing ship and flowers. Generally Good. A few old tack holes just visible around the edge. A few pale, patchy stains. Some stitch losses to the divider line, motifs and signature. Some colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in very good condition, ready to hang. 17ins by 16.5ins wide

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