Dimensions (excluding frame and slip):
20ins high by 12ins wide
Period: George IV, dated 1823
1823 House Sampler by Elizabeth Woolvin. Framed in a modern gilt frame with glass. Loose mounted on card with a brown paper backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, cream, yellow, light brown, copper, white, pink, blues and black. Alphabets A-Z in upper case Verse reads'Jesus Permit thy Gracious Name to ftand>As the first Effort of an Infant Hand>And while her Fingers on the Canvas move>Engage her tender thoughts to seek thy love>With thy dear Children let her have a part>And write the Name thyself upon her Heart'. Signed and dated 'Elizabeth Woolvin Her Work May the 9th 1823'. A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a house with a garden, a cat in a tree, a dog, birds, potted flowering plants, a stag, fruit baskets, fir trees, trees, peacocks, butterflies and a sheep. Original letter describing family relationship, attached to reverse of sampler, written by the granddaughter of Elizabeth Woolvin, in March 1939.
Good. Any fading, hole, stain, defect or stitch loss that may be present, is minor and not detracting.
Item dispatched to the USA, from Essex, UK, via Fedex. ETA 1-3 working days. Import taxes/duties: There will be no additional charges to pay.
If you require shipping to another location, please enquire to get a quote.