1820 Silkwork Sampler by Emma Samwell - For Sale

1820 Silkwork Sampler by Emma Samwell
Price: $1360.00
George IV, dated August 24th 1820 1820 Silkwork Sampler by Emma Samwell. Framed in a modern wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Stitched to fabric, which is stretched onto a chipboard backing and stuck to the reverse of the board. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours copper, cream, light blue, lime green, pale blue, light green, magenta, gold and dark green. Verse reads ''Diligence, industry, and proper improvements of time.are material duties of the> young : to no purpose are they endowed with the best abilities. if they want activ> -ity for exerting them . In youth.the habits of industry are most easily acquired, in> youth,the incentives to it are strongest.from ambition and from duty , from emulat> -ion and hope.from all the prospects which the beginning of life affords. Industry is> not only the instrument of improvement.but the foundation of pleasure. Nothing> is so opposite to the true enjoyment of life,as the relaxed and feeble state of an> indolent mind.''. Signed and dated ''Emma Samwell August 24th, 1820''. Two large motifs: the first of an owl sat in a tree, and the second of a posy of flowers tied with a ribbon. Generally Good. A number of holes. No stains. No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. No colour run. Stretching is very slightly uneven. Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound and ready to hang. 17.75ins by 12.5ins wide

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