Antique Sampler, 1825, by Sarah Wothers


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Object Description

1825 Sampler by Sarah Wothers. Framed in a Victorian oak 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. Meandering floral border. Colours black, cream, green, copper, brown and pink. Verse entitled ‘Glory’ reads ‘In Bloom of youth Let reason be your Guide> And from its Dictates never turn aside,> Indulge no pafsion banish every Vice> Let nought. What’eer your soul to sin entice> Let Noble Objects your attention Claim,> To Cultivate your mind, be it all your aim.> Let modesty and Truth shine through your soul> And spotless virtue influence the whole,> Tis Virtue only makes you truly fair> Therefore let Virtue be your Chiefest Care.> Tis the will add a Grace when youth is fled. Tis this will flourish on a houry head. Tis this alone will give you inward peace.> This is the way that leads to heavenly bliss,> In short this is they way that God has Given> To make you useful and fit for heaven’. Signed and dated, ‘Sarah Wothers 1825’. A good set of motifs, some finely detailed, including a dog, flowers, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, butterflies and birds.

Object Condition

Generally Good. A number of holes. Stitch losses to motifs, border and verse. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. Stretching is very 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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