1821 Silkwork Sampler by Anne Guest - For Sale

1821 Silkwork Sampler by Anne Guest
Price: $1540.00
George IV, dated September 20th 1821 1821 Silkwork Sampler by Anne Guest. Framed in an old, possibly original, black, ebonised wood frame with rippled, old glass. Fixed to a wood stretcher frame with linen. Brown paper dust cover. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering strawberry border along the top, with a tablet border along each side, and a floral border along the bottom. Colours dark brown, cream, red, gold, pink, copper, olive green and light blue. Alphabets A-Z in uppercase and lower case. Verse entitled ''A Good conscience the best support under afflictions'' reads ''While some infolly''s pleasure roll> And seek the joys which hurt the soul> Be mine that silent calm repast> A peaceful conscience to the last> That tree which bears immortal fruit> Without a canker at the root> That friend who never fails the just> When other friends desert their trust> Thy hand shall smooth my rugged way> And lead me to the realms of day> To milder skies and brighter plains> Where everlasting pleasure reigns''. Signed and dated ''Anne Guest''s sampler Worked in the 13th year of her age September 20th 1821.''. Also ''Worked at Mrs Long''s school''. A good set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including birds, a fruit basket, dogs, animals, a lion, flags, a crown, flowers and potted flowering plants Good. A few holes, all around the edge. One stain and a few specks. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame showing some wear, but is structurally sound and in our opinion could be hung ''as is''. Paper dust cover to the reverse is torn. 14ins by 23ins wide

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PO Box 2185
England-SS11 9AB
United Kingdom
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