1835 Silkwork Sampler by Sally Thomas Middleton - For Sale

1835 Silkwork Sampler by Sally Thomas Middleton
Price: $490.00
William IV, dated 1835 1835 Silkwork Sampler by Sally Thomas Middleton. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch and Algerian eye. Meandering floral border. Colours green, copper, gold, navy blue and black. Verse entitled ''The brevity of human life'' reads ''What is life a breath a dream> A bubble, on a rapid stream> A lurid shade with scarce a ray> A short and stormy winters day> A falling star a ??? flower> A passing cloud an autumn shower> A flying sh?? le?? na?? a sp??> So short and frail the life of man''. Signed and dated ''Sally Thomas Middleton''s Work in the 14 year of her age 1835''. A good set of motifs, including potted flowering plants, flowers, crowns, a fruit basket, bird and fruit trees. Generally Good. A number of holes. A few small stains. Uniform age darkening of the ground. Some stitch losses to the verse and signature. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. Very slight colour run around some of the black threads. Stretching is very slightly uneven. Frame in very good condition, ready to hang. 16.5ins by 12.5ins wide

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