|Period:||Victorian, dated August 2 1844|
|Description:||1844 Sampler by Catherine McCarv?. 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 and cotton on canvas ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours navy blue, cream, light blue, green, pink and gold. Alphabet A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-14. Verse reads 'one hundred years who then shall tell> of those whom now I love so well .> one hundred years and we shall be .> In endless bless or misery .' Signed and dated 'Catherine Mc Carva . August 2 1844 . Aged 10.' Unusual motif of a house set into a hill, with a pond to one side and surrounded by birds, trees, flowers, a rabbit and swan.|
|Condition:||Generally Good. Several holes. A few patchy stains. Some stitch losses to the border, divider line, alphabet, numbers and verse. Last letter of the surname has been re-stitched and is hard to decipher. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. Slight colour run around the navy blue threads. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.|
|Dimensions:||15.25ins by 12ins wide|
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