Antique Sampler, 1840, by Emma Allen Aged 12


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Object Description

1840 Sampler by Emma Allen. 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 very finely worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours gold, cream, dark brown, white, greens and black. Verse reads, ‘Happy the child whose youngest years>Recieve instruction well>Who hates the sinner’s path and fears>The road that leads to hell’. Signed and dated ‘Emma Allen Aged 12 Years 1840’. A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a house, dogs, birds, potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, squirrels, fir trees, flowers, butterflies and a gentleman.

Object Condition

Very good. One slight hole. No stitch losses other than to the holed area and outer line on linen ground. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is very 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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