Large 1837 Sampler by Anne Gronshaw - For Sale

Large 1837 Sampler by Anne Gronshaw
Price: $1500.00
William IV, dated May 1st 1837 Large 1837 Sampler by Anne Gronshaw. Framed in an old wood frame with glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in fine wool and silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering strawberry border. Colours pinks, cream, red, pale blue, gold, black, olive green, grey and dark green. Verses read ''How few and evil are thy days> Man of a Woman born> Trouble and peril haunt thy ways> Forth like a flower at noon> And dost thou look on such an one> Will god to judgment call> A worm for what a worm hath done> Against the lord of all> Man lieth down no more to wake> Till yonder arching sphere> Shall with a roll of thunder break> And nature disappear> Oh hide me till thy wrath be past> Thou who canst kill or save> Hide me where hope may anchor fast> In my redeemers grave''. Signed and dated ''Ann Gronshaw may 1st 1827''. A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a large building, possibly Solomon''s Temple, angels, flowers, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, fir trees, trees, a church and birds. Generally Good. A number of holes and some thinning of the ground. A few pale, patchy stains and slight uniform age darkening of the ground. Minor stitch losses to the signature, date and a couple of the motifs. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run. Stretching is very slightly uneven. Frame in good condition, ready to hang. 26.75ins by 25.5ins wide

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