Antique Sampler, 1823 House Sampler by Elizabeth Woolvin

Dimensions (excluding frame and slip):

20ins high by 12ins wide




USD$ 1775

GBP£ 1380

Sorted: PRICE


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.

Condition Summary:

Good. Any fading, hole, stain, defect or stitch loss that may be present, is minor and not detracting.

Shipping notes:

Price USD$ - 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.

Price GBP£ - Item dispatched within the UK, from Essex, UK, via Fedex. ETA 1-2 working days.Taxes/duties: There will be no additional charges to pay.

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