Antique Sampler, 1724 Silkwork Band Sampler by Ann Wooding


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Object Description

1724 Band Sampler by Ann Wooding. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and 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. No border, divider lines in various patterns. Colours red, yellow, green and blue. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-13 Verses read ‘DELIGHT IN LEARNIN>G SOON WILL BRING>A CHILD TO LEARN THE HARDEST THIN>G’ and ‘The FEAR OF THE LORD IS tH>e BEGINNING OF WISDOM AND>TO DEPART FROM EVIL IS VNDE>R StANDING BOAST not THY SeL>F OF TO MORROW FOR THOV>KnOWeSt NOt WHAt A DAY Ma>Y BeInG FORtH Let anotHer>man PrAISe The AND not THI>. Signed and dated ‘ANN WOODING ENDeD THIS 1724’. A scattering of diamond motifs.

Object Condition

Good. No holes. A few patchy stains. Very minor stitch loss to the divider lines and letters. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. No colour run. Stretching is very slightly uneven. Frame in very good condition, ready to hang.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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