Antique Sampler, 1799, by Anne Strong

GBP 1,175.00

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Object Description

Georgian Sampler, 1799, by Anne Strong. The sampler is worked in fine wool and silk on a linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Unusual curly border. Colours red, yellow, light brown, pink, green and blue. Alphabets A-Z in upper case, numbers 1-10, and family initials. Verse reads, ‘Tho all is Innocence Within, It is Guilt to Wear the Garb of sin.’ And, ‘Laugh where we must be candid Where we can’. Signed and dated, ‘THIS WORK WAS DONE BY ME IN 1799 ANN STRONG AGED 15’. And also, ‘Ann Thompson March The 18th’. A good set of motifs, including a house, stags, a figure with a dog, crowns, a fruiting tree with birds in, a sailing ship, a lion, birds, an owl, a rabbit and potted flowering plants. Framed in a modern, gilt over wood, frame with rippled, old glass. Mounting: The sampler is stitched over acid free card. Frame backed with chipboard and sealed with tape.. Dimensions exclude the frame and slip.

Object Condition

Good. A few small holes. No stains. No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:32.51 x H:42.42 x D:2.54 centimeters
  • year

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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