Antique Sampler, 1834, by Catherine Hawkins


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Object Description

Antique Sampler, stitched in 1834, by Catherine Hawkins. Framed in a modern wood frame with glass. Fixed to chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, cream, blue, copper, dark brown and gold. Verse reads ‘Caroline Hawkins is my name>and with my needle I work the same>and in my sampler you may see>what care my parents took of me’. Dated ‘Aged 11 Years 1834’. A very good set of motifs, including a shepherd, stars, dogs, birds, flowers, potted flowering plants, rabbits, fruit baskets, squirrels, trees, hearts, peacocks, owls and stags.

Object Condition

Generally good. A number of small holes. No stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven and a little loose, leaving wrinkling of the backing. Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.

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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