of the Week on 22 March 2002
Sampler, c1820, Silkwork, by Mary Ann Parsons
Circa 1820 silkwork sampler by Mary Ann Parsons. Framed in an exceptionally attractive, original, regency reeded ebonised frame with flowerhead corners and rippled, old glass. Loose mounted over card with brown paper dust cover. The sampler is worked in fine silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Simple embroidered border. Colors black, green, pale blue, pale green, dark brown, gold, white, pink and cream. Verse reads 'Weep not for mee ye standers by Which do beset me round For in the dust I now must lay Until the trumpet sound My life is like the dust or clay To which I must return My spirit shall return to rest The place from Whence it came I must be gone for ever more And leave you all behind For noW the day of death is come And judgment of mankind See Christ come riding in the clouds To judge the World a broad Angels an saints crying a loud Raise dead and meet the Lord' Signed 'mary ann Parsons in her 10th yr'. A wonderful set of motifs, including two angles with stars and the sun between them, birds, potted flowering plants, fir trees, squirrels and spotted dogs CONDITION: Good. No holes. One small stain, illustrated. No stitch losses. Colors are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. No color run. Stretching is slightly uneven, not detracting. Frame showing wear and chips, and one of the flower heads is half missing, illustrated, but the frame is structurally sound.
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