c.1830 ''On Time'' Verse Sampler by E.B - For Sale

c.1830 ''On Time'' Verse Sampler by E.B
Price: $450.00
Circa 1830 c.1830 Silkwork Sampler by E.B. 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 a variety of stitches. Meandering fruit border. Colours olive green, cream, pale blue, dark brown, pink, black and gold. Verse titled ''ON TIME'' reads ''Oh sacred time, how soon thou art gone,> How swift thy circling minutes run:> Oh time, thou chiefest wordly good> If we employ thee as we should> And yet how few thy value know> But think these troublesome and slow.> Motion and rest . fill up our time> And little oh my soul : is thine> we eat, we drink, we sleep, and then> We rise to do the same again:> Young lydia prudent was and fair> Was all that virtuous woman are> And yet how soon her glass was run> How short her fatal thread was spun> Oh then my friends let us be wise> No more the bounteous gift despise> But use it for the end twas given> And prove we''re candidates for heaven''. Signed with initials ''E.B''. A good set of motifs, including fruit baskets, birds, flowers, crowns, diamonds, a heart and trees. Good. A number of small holes. Some losses along the top and bottom edge. Several stains and slight uniform age darkening of the ground. Very minor stitch loss to the verse. Colours are mostly good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in very good condition, ready to hang. 16ins by 12.25ins wide

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