Antique Sampler, 1829, by Elizabeth Watts


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Object Description

1829 Sampler by Elizabeth Watts. Framed in a wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Fixed to linen with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, cream, gold, white, black and brown. Alphabets A-Z in upper case. Verse reads, ‘Jesus Permit thy Gracious Name to stand>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 thy Name thyself upon her Heart’. Signed and dated, ‘Elizabeth Watts March the 25th 1829’. A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a house, dogs, birds, flowers, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, fir trees, trees, peacocks, butterflies and a cat (or is it an owl) sitting in a tree.

Object Condition

Very Good. A few small holes to the top. No stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is very slightly uneven. 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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