Antique Sampler, 1843 Christchurch School Sampler by Sarah Bryan


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Object Description

1843 Christ Church National School Sampler by Sarah Bryan. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with wood and brown paper backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground. Meandering floral border. Colours brown, green, copper, gold, black and cream. Verse reads ‘Great God and will thou condescend> To be my Father and my friend> I a poor child and thou so high>The lord of earth and air and sky> Art though my Father the nati?st> When all my days on earth are past> Send down and take me to thy love> To be thy better child above’. Taught by J.Jorden. Christ. Church. National. School. Under. the Superintendence of the Revd. Jas Haworth’. Signed and dated ‘Sarah Bryan Her Work Nov. 20 1843.’ A good set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including Christ Church National School, potted flowering plants, a windmill, flowers, a sheep, a house and a lady and a gentleman.

Object Condition

Fair. A number of holes, some of which have been patched from the back. No stains other than uniform age darkening of the ground. Stitch losses to the verse, motifs, border and signature. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.

Object Details

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+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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