c.1820 Silkwork Sampler by Mary Marshall - For Sale

c.1820 Silkwork Sampler by Mary Marshall
Price: $900.00
George IV, circa 1820 c.1820 Silkwork Sampler by Mary Marshall. Framed in a modern wood and gilt frame with glass. Stitched to linen over card wood backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours green, cream, blue, gold, pink, light green and black. Verse titled ''The Prayer of Agar Prov XXX v 7.8.9'' reads ''Two things have I required of thee deny me them> not before I die . remove far from me Vanity and> Lies give me neither poverty nor riches. feed me> with food. convenient for me. lest I be full and> deny thee. and say who is the Lord OF lest I> be poor and steal. and take the Name of my> God in Vain''. Signed and dated ''Mary Marshall Aged 9 Years''. A wonderful set of motifs, including a house with a garden, flanked by trees, fruit basket, crowns, butterflies, potted flowering plants, trees, birds and stags. Fair. A few holes and several repairs. A few stains around the edge, and uniform age darkening of the ground. No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are slightly faded, but the silks remain bright and glossy. Slight colour run around the black threads. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in good condition, ready to hang. 18.75ins by 16.25ins wide

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