Antique Sampler, 1834, by Emma ManWaring

GBP 1,965.00

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Object Description

William IV Sampler, 1834, by Emma ManWaring. The sampler is worked in silk threads on a linen ground, mainly in cross stitch. Complex, meandering floral border. Colours brown, copper, gold, silver, blue and black. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-4 Verse reads, ‘Wisdom divine Who tells the price, Of Wisdoms costly merchandise, Wisdom to silver we prefer, And gold is dross compared to her, To purest Joys she all invites, Chaste holy spiritual delights, Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her flowery paths are peace. Father of Heaven in Whom our hopes confide, Whose power defends us and Whose precepts guide, In Life our Guardian and in death our Friend, Glory supreme be thine till time shall end.’.Signed and dated ‘Emma ManWaring Finished this Work Aged 13 years A.D 1834’. A wonderful set of motifs, including a church in a landscape, with the title, ‘The village Church’ underneath. Also birds, angels, potted flowering plants, deer under trees, flowers, leaves and butterflies. Framed in an old wood frame with glass. Mounting: The sampler is fixed to acid free card. Frame backed with card and sealed with tape.. Dimensions exclude the frame and slip.

Object Condition

Very Good. No holes. A few small stains in the verse. Light stain to the alphabet. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:31.5 x H:42.93 x D:2.29 centimeters
  • year
    1834

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