Antique Sampler, 1823 House Sampler by Elizabeth Woolvin


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Object Description

1823 House Sampler by Elizabeth Woolvin. Framed in a modern gilt frame with glass. Loose mounted on card with a brown paper backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, cream, yellow, light brown, copper, white, pink, blues and black. Alphabets A-Z in upper case Verse reads’Jesus Permit thy Gracious Name to ftand>As the first Effort of an Infant Hand>And while her Fingers on the Canvas move>Engage her tender thoughts to seek thy love>With thy dear Children let her have a part>And write the Name thyself upon her Heart’. Signed and dated ‘Elizabeth Woolvin Her Work May the 9th 1823’. A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a house with a garden, a cat in a tree, a dog, birds, potted flowering plants, a stag, fruit baskets, fir trees, trees, peacocks, butterflies and a sheep. Original letter describing family relationship, attached to reverse of sampler, written by the granddaughter of Elizabeth Woolvin, in March 1939.

Object Condition

Good. A few small holes. No stains other than slight uniform age darkening of the ground. Some stitch losses to some of the motifs and signature mount. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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