Antique Sampler, 1813, by Sarah Brunt


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Object Description

1813 Temple Sampler by Sarah Brunt. Framed in an old, burr maple 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 including Algerian eye. Meandering floral border. Colours copper, white, pink, green, pale grey and pale blue. Alphabets A-Z in upper case Verse reads ‘In short the way to wealth if you desire it.>Is as plain as the way to market It depends>chiefly on two things industry and frugality>that is waste neither time nor money but>make the best use of both’. Signed and dated ‘Sarah Brunt aged 10 years August 30’ at the bottom and ‘1813’ after the alphabets. A wonderful set of motifs, including a temple, potted flowering plants, crowns, hearts, fruit baskets and lion.

Object Condition

Good. A couple of holes to the outer edges. A few stain specks to the outer edge. Some stitch losses to the flower motifs and signature. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame in 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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