Antique Sampler, 1832 Verse Sampler by Jane C H Bowlby


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Object Description

1832 Verse Sampler by Jane C H Bowlby. 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. Rolling waves border. Colours pink, cream, yellow, green, dark brown, gold, white, copper and black. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-8. Verse entitled ‘On The Deity’ reads ‘I read God’s awful name emblazon’d high>With golden letters on th’ illumin’d sky>Nor less the mystic characters I see>Wrought on each flower inscribed on every tree>In every leaf that trembles to the breeze>I hear the voice of God among the trees>With thee in shady solitudes I walk>With thee in busy crowded cities talk>In every creature own thy forming power>In each event thy providence adore’. Signed and dated ‘Jane C H Bowlby Aged 10 1832’. A good set of motifs, including potted flowering plants, flowers, fruit baskets, birds and a peacock

Object Condition

Good. A few small holes. No stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is 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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