Antique Sampler, 1831, by Ann Piggott


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Object Description

1831 Sampler by Ann Piggott. Framed in a modern wood frame with glass. Stitched to linen with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in fine wool and silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours browns, cream, red, green, pale blue, pink, orange, greens and black. Verse reads, ‘Jesus permit thy sacred name to stand>As the first efforts of a youthful hand>And while her fingers on Canvas move>Engage her tender heart with ardent love’. Signed and dated, ‘Ann Piggott Aged 12 Years 1831’. A wonderful set of motifs, including a lion, dogs, birds, flowers, trees, laden with fruit, rabbits, fruit baskets, fir trees, crowns, hearts, potted flowering plants and squirrels

Object Condition

Good. A few holes around the border. No stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven, with rippling to the canvas ground. 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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