Antique Sampler, 1787 Religious Sampler by Mary Ann Shepherd


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Object Description

1787 Religious Sampler by Mary Ann Shepherd. Framed in a modern, gilt over wood, frame with . Loose mounted over a board with wood and brown paper. The sampler is worked in a silk-like thread on linen ground, in cross stitch and Algerian eye. Meandering floral strawberry border. Colours red, cream, green and blue. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-22. Verses read ‘ReIigion prompts of> To A Future start> The Last Appear from> Future And From> Fate Where Gods All> Righteous ways will> Be DecIared The bad> Meet punishment> The Good Reward’ ‘Some Men get Riches, yet are always> poor, Some get no Riches, yet> have all Things Store’. Signed and dated ‘Mary Ann Sheperd Work done in 1787’. A scattering of motifs, including a crown and a fruit basket.

Object Condition

Good. A couple of holes. A few pale stains. No stitch losses. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame showing wear and chips, but structurally sound.

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