Antique Sampler, 1805 Peacock Sampler by Priscilla Cooper


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Object Description

1805 Peacock Sampler by Priscilla Cooper. 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 a variety of stitches. Greek key border. Colours pinks, red, yellow, pale blue, black, purple, browns and greens. Inscriptions read ‘Grant me, O Lord,> A willing mind to reading> And to work inclin’d my; parents> Then will gladly see that> I can quite industrious be.’ and ‘As none can truly life enjoy> Who do not well their time employ> May we in earnest all unite> To make improvement> Our delight’. Signed and dated ‘Priscilla Cooper Her Work Aged 8 April 2 1805’. A wonderful set of motifs, including peacocks, birds, potted flowering plants, fir trees, blossoming trees, butterflies and trees.

Object Condition

Good. A number of small holes. A few pale stain specks and a patchy stain to the top. No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. 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 good condition, ready to hang.

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+44 (0)1245 425045
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PO Box 12911

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