Antique Silkwork Sampler, 1808, by Elizabeth Witham


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Object Description

1808 Sampler by Elizabeth Witham. 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 worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, yellow, copper, white, black, red and pink. Verse reads’Eternal God in thee I trust>That Thou art Holy good and Just>The rolling Years proclaim>Amidst Con?ulsions new and strange>Thou canst not err and wilt not change>thy love is still the same’. Signed and dated ‘Elizabeth Witham 1808’. A wonderful set of motifs, including potted flowering plants, fruit baskets, flowers and fir trees

Object Condition

Good. A couple of holes patchy staining to two of the corners. Some stitch losses to the signature and verse. 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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By appointment only.

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+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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