Antique Sampler, 1837, by Ann Cossford


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Object Description

1837 Sampler by Ann Cossford. Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, old glass. Stitched over card with wood and brown paper backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours pink, cream, pale blue, white, greens and black. Verse reads, ‘See the kind shepherd Jesus stands>With all engageing charms>Hark how he calls the tender lambs>And folds them in his arms>Permit them approach he cries>Nor scorn their humble name>It was to bless such souls as these>The Lord of angles came>He’ll lead us to the heavenly streams>Were living waters flow>And guide us to the fruitful fields>Were trees of knowledge grow’. Signed and dated, ‘Ann Cosford.s work done in 1837 Birmingham’. A good set of motifs, including a house with a garden, dogs, fruit baskets, trees, potted flowering plants and birds

Object Condition

Good. No holes. A few patchy stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.

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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