1838 Silkwork Sampler by Mary Higham - For Sale

1838 Silkwork Sampler by Mary Higham
Price: $900.00
Victorian, dated 1838 1838 Silkwork Sampler by Mary Higham. Framed in an old, burr maple frame with gilt slip and rippled, old glass. Loose mounted onto chipboard with wooden backing. The sampler is worked in silk on canvas ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering strawberry border. Colours dark green, cream, green, dark brown, black and light brown. Verse reads ''All you my friends who now expect to see> A piece of marking thus perform''d by me> Cast but a smile on this my mean endeavour> Ill strive to mend and be obedient ever.''. Signed and dated ''Mary Higham''s work in her 10 th year 1838''. A good set of motifs, including a church, insects, diamonds, birds, a fruit tree, pitcher, fruit basket, crown, house, gentleman, dog, potted flowering plants and flowers. Good. No holes. A number of stains. Minor stitch loss to the verse. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. Slight colour run around the dark green threads. Stretching is slightly uneven, and the sampler is slightly over framed. Slight wear to the gilt slip, otherwise frame is sound and ready to hang. 15ins by 11.75ins wide

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