Antique Sampler, 1845, by Eliza Golding


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Object Description

1845 Sampler by Eliza Golding. Framed in an old, gilded, gesso frame with rippled, old glass. Tacked to a wood stretcher frame. Black paper backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, yellow, copper and brown. Verse entitled, ‘The lilly of the Valley’ reads, ‘Come my love and do not spurn.>From a little flower to learn.>Let your temper be as sweet.>As the lily at your feet.>Be as gentle be as mild,>Be a modest simple child.>Pretty lillies seem to be Emblems of humilty>And the saviour from above>Views a humble child with love.’. Signed and dated, ‘ELIZA GOLDING AGED ELEVEN YEARS 1845’. A good set of motifs, including potted flowering plants, stars, birds, flowers, fir trees, and butterflies

Object Condition

Good. A couple of 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 wear and chips, and there is also a small chip to the edge of glass but all structurally sound.

Object Details

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+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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