1826 Silkwork Sampler by Eliza Mary Ratcliffe - For Sale

1826 Silkwork Sampler by Eliza Mary Ratcliffe
Price: $760.00
George IV, dated 1826 1826 Silkwork Sampler by Eliza Mary Ratcliffe. Framed in an old, burr maple 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 throughout. Meandering strawberry border. Colours dark green, green, pale blue, dark brown, black, copper and cream. Verse reads ''STAND fast in the gospel, tis Christ makes you free> Close join''d unto Jesus may ev''ry heart be> The point for the happy eternity''s now> We reap at the last as in time we do sow.> All those of the general assembly above> Who now with the seraphs are flaming in love> Were once in distress in this valley of tears> And came to their bliss thro'' abundance of fears.> Through patience and faith after them let us press> And trace from their footsteps the highway of grace> Tis now called day but the night will soon come> When labor must cease and the lab''rers go home.''. Signed and dated ''Eliza Mary Ratcliffe Aged 11 1826''. A good set of motifs, including Adam & Eve standing either side of the tree of life with a snake coiled around its trunk, lions, stars, birds, trees, flowers, a fruit tree, stag, crown, fruit baskets, fir trees, people in boats, and a house with a gentleman and dog in the garden. Fair. A number of holes and losses. No stains other than slight uniform age darkening of the ground. No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are slightly faded. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in good condition, ready to hang. 16.25ins by 11.5ins wide

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Madelena Antiques
PO Box 2185
England-SS11 9AB
United Kingdom
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