1836 Silkwork School Sampler by Mary Jones - For Sale

1836 Silkwork School Sampler by Mary Jones
Price: $495.00
William IV, dated February 5 1836 1836 Silkwork School Sampler by Mary Jones. Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, old glass. Tacked to a wood stretcher frame with linen backing and brown paper dust cover. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches including Algerian eye. Meandering strawberry border. Colours dark brown, navy blue, light brown, black, gold and dark green. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-7. Verse titled ''HYMN TO PROVIDENCE.'' reads ''The Lord my pasture shall prepare,> And feed me with a shepherd''s care;> His presence shall my wants supply,> And guard me with a watchful eye;> My noon-day walks he shall attend,> And all my midnight hours defend.> When in the sultry glebe I faint,> Or on the thirsty mountains pant,> To fertile vales and dewy meads,> My weary wandering steps he leads;> Where peaceful rivers soft and slow,> Amid the verdant landscape flow.''. Signed and dated ''Mary Jones her Work Guilffield School February 5 1836''. A good set of motifs, including flowers, birds, diamonds, fir trees and crowns. Fair. A number of holes. A few stains around the edge. Uniform age darkening of the ground inside the stretcher frame. No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are mostly good and strong with no noticeable fading. Slight colour run around the verse and signature. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame in good condition, ready to hang. 17ins by 13ins wide

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