Antique Sampler, 1826, by Eliza Field


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Object Description

1826 verse and motif sampler by Eliza Field. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of very fine stitches. Meandering floral border and dividing lines. Colours gold, red, yellow, green, pale blue, pale green, light brown, copper, black, pink, green and dark brown. Alphabets A-Z in upper case, two in lower case and numbers 1-14. Verse reads ‘Look on this Sampler not A sprig that’s there; Was made by chance, or finished without care; By art the flowers beneath the needle grew, The stems rose verdant, and the Rose buds blew: Art governs life, who happinefs attains, Must spare no thinking nor excuse no pains.’ Signed and dated ‘Eliza Field April 1826’. A good set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including flowering trees, butterflies, birds, flower trees, flower pots and baskets of flowers. Framed in a Victorian frame, which has been repainted in gold. Rippled and dimpled old glass. Mounting: The sampler is stitched to acid-free mountboard. Frame backed with wood panel and brown paper and sealed with
+85 tape.. Dimensions exclude the frame and slip.

Object Condition

Good. A number of small, inconspicuous holes. A patch of missing linen in the bottom right hand corner. No stains. No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame repainted and in good condition, ready to hang.

Object Details

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    W:32.51 x H:41.40 x D:2.29 centimeters
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PO Box 12911

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