Antique Sampler, by Jean Key, Country House


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Object Description

Antique Country House Sampler, by Jean Key. Framed in an old maple frame with glass. Loose mounted over card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Floral border. Colours blues, cream, yellow, pale green, gold, pink, brown and black. Family initials. Inscription reads, ‘Redeem the mispent time thats paft> Live each Day aS it were thy laft> And of thY Talents take great car> For the laft Day thYself prepare> Live mindful of Death’. Signed ‘JeAN KeY MARCH’. A good set of motifs, including a large country house, two smaller houses, dogs, birds, potted flowering plants, stags, fruit baskets, crowns, a peacock and horse or donkey.

Object Condition

Good. One hole. A few pale patchy stains. Stitch losses to the border, inscription and motifs. Colours are mostly good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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