A George III sampler

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Lot 366
A George III sampler

Sold for £ 493 (US$ 610) inc. premium
A George III sampler
delicately worked in silk thread on fine linen with a busy rural scene featuring milkmaids, farmhands, cowherds, a gentleman with a wheelbarrow, a lady feeding chickens, cows, sheep, birds, a dog, farmbuildings, a dovecot, a well, a pond with ducks and trees in the background. A verse sits above the farmyard scene "All you my friends that now expect to see a piece of work thus performed by me, cast but a smile on this my mean endeavour I'll strive to mend and be obedient ever". Inscribed "Sarah Lord, finished this work March 16th 1802, at Mrs. Ventham's boarding school, Winton, in the 12th year of her age", enclosed by a trailing zigzag carnation border, (some minor stitch loss and damage to linen, surface grime). 30 x 35.5cm. Glazed and framed.
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