1828 House Sampler by Jane Smith. Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, dimpled, old glass. Fixed to board with wood and brown paper backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours gold, cream, blue, light brown, greens and black. Verse reads, ‘Death comes unheard and takes a way>Unseen his darts are sudden his arrows>near he knocks as boldy at the palace door>As if it were the meanest cottage of the poor’. Signed and dated, ‘Jane Smith Aged 10 1828’. A fabulous set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a wonderful, large manor house, a young girl, lions, a dog, birds, flowers, potted flowering plants, trees, laden with fruit, stags, a temple, fir trees, a lady and a gentleman and a peacock.