An early 19th Century sampler

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Lot 1453
An early 19th Century sampler

Sold for £ 1,233 (US$ 1,545) inc. premium
An early 19th Century sampler
Neatly worked in silk threads to linen ground with the central field segregated into rows. The top row depicting a large flowering jardiniere flanked by a bird on a branch and a traveller with a sack slung over one shoulder. The middle section with a central lady in countryside attire flanked by a coloured gentleman in a chequered outfit and a gentleman also in countryside attire, all underneath an arbour. The bottom row showing an ornate central house flanked by two gentlemen dressed in red with staffs, conical trees, stags and birds. Inscribed 'Sarah Clark her work in the twelfth year of her age and in the year of our Lord'. Enclosed by a large scale trailing floral border. Framed (glass broken). 40 x 38cm. Together with a Victorian sampler worked in silk threads to linen ground with a morality verse entitled 'On Virtue' surrounded a variety of spot motifs including flowering jardinieres, bowls of fruit and deer. Inscribed ' Jane Fuller Aged 11 years 1842'. Enclosed by a trailing zigzag rosebud border. Mounted, glazed and framed. 29.5 x 32cm. s.d. (2)
An early 19th Century sampler
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