1849 Silkwork Sampler by Ann Hirst - For Sale

1849 Silkwork Sampler by Ann Hirst
Price: $950.00
Victorian, dated 1849 1849 Silkwork sampler by Ann Hirst. Framed in an old wood frame with 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 strawberry border, partly visible along top edge. (The rest of the border was missing from previous mounting). Colours green, cream, light brown, white, black, pink, light blue, navy blue and gold. Verse reads ''Though waves and storms go oer my head> Though strength and health and ftends be gone> Though joys be witherb all and dead> Though every comfort be withdrawn> On this my steadfest soul relies> Father thy merces never dies> But if thy wisdom should decree> That I this year shall die> May I in heaven thy grace receve''. Signed and dated ''1849 Ann Hirst aged 19 yers''. A wonderful set of motifs, including a house with a garden, dogs, flowers, potted flowering plants, fruit trees, a rabbit, fruit baskets, fir trees, a female figure, sheep with lambs, birds and a peacock. Fair. A few holes and some loss of ground to the top edge. Old repair to bottom right corner. Several stains and slight uniform age darkening of the ground. Minor stitch loss to the verse and one fruit basket. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run. Unevenly stretched due to loss of edges. Frame in very good condition, ready to hang. 21.5ins by 19ins wide

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