Sampler 1791 (Scottish)
Lot 790A
A late 18th century needlework sampler dated 1791 Worked in polychrome throughout, the lower central house motif with raised work foilage to the garden, above is a motto reading 'I Art not Richer nor yet Length of days, Lord give me wisdom to direct my ways Allison Bilton.', above is a further castle motif within gate posts flanked by a pair of stags and a pair of angels, within varying tree, bird and foliate motifs, within a waved border, to the lowest centralk age is the date 1791, in a later birds eye maple frame. 42.5cm high x 32cm wide.
Sold for £940 (US$ 1,564) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Scottish Sale Edinburgh
24 Aug 2006 11:00 BST

Auction 13978
Lot Details
A late 18th century needlework sampler dated 1791
Worked in polychrome throughout, the lower central house motif with raised work foilage to the garden, above is a motto reading 'I Art not Richer nor yet Length of days, Lord give me wisdom to direct my ways Allison Bilton.', above is a further castle motif within gate posts flanked by a pair of stags and a pair of angels, within varying tree, bird and foliate motifs, within a waved border, to the lowest centralk age is the date 1791, in a later birds eye maple frame.
42.5cm high x 32cm wide.
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