1801 Silkwork Sampler by Mary Phillipson


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Object Description

1801 Silkwork Sampler by Mary Phillipson. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours yellow, cream, pink, magenta, blues, brown and greens. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-25. Verses read, ‘scarce an ill to human life belongs.> But what our follies cause, or mutual> wrongs, or if some stripes from provi-> dence we feel, He strikes with pity and> but wounds to heal.’ and ‘Health is a rich and heavenly gift. Descending from on high> What empty titles cannot gain. Nor sordid riches buy>> Health is the parent of content. Composer of our strife.> Adds sweeteners to our joys below. Without it what is life.’. Signed and dated ‘Mary Phillipson October 16th 1801’. A few motifs including potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, squirrels, sheep, stag and butterflies

Object Condition

Generally Good. A few holes. A few pale patchy stains, barely visible. No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are mostly good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame in good condition with only minor wear, ready to hang.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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