Antique Sampler, 1829, by Ann Waite


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Object Description

1829 Sampler by Ann Waite. 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. Meandering leafy border. Colours green, cream, blue, brown. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-9 Verse reads, ‘Idleness is the bane of everything. It is like the barren foil of which all labour and cultivation> are thrown away. The acquifition of Knowledge is one of the moft honourable occupations of> youth. Let integrity and uprightnefs preserve me. For I wait on thee’. Signed and dated, ‘Ann Waite Aged 13 November 22 Anno Domino 1829’. A good set of motifs, including flowers, birds, potted flowering plants, deer, crowns, trees and butterflies

Object Condition

Good. A few patchy stains. Minor stitch losses to the divider lines. Some colours faded making them difficult to read. No colour run. 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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