1835 Sampler by Mary Hawkins. Framed in a modern 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 black, cream, blue, brown and green. Verse reads, ‘Thou faithful unto Death!> And I will give thee> A Crown of life.’. Signed and dated ‘Mary Hawkins 1835 aged 13 Years’. A good set of motifs, including a house with a garden, birds, angels, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, fir trees, crowns, hearts, a windmill, a dog and a anchor.