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.