Dimensions (excluding frame and slip):
12.5ins by 12ins wide
Period: George III, dated 1784
1784 Adam & Eve Sampler by Jean Davidson. 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 on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering strawberry border. Colours red, blue, green, black, white and brown. Family initials, RD & MA. Verse reads, 'AND the Lord God CaLLed Un> To adam and said UNTO him> Where art thou And he Said I> heard ThY VOICe In The Garden> And I was afraid BeCause I > Was NaKed and I hid mYself' and ' DUST? THOU art> And unto> Dust Shal> Thou> Return' and 'On> Thy> Belly> Shalt> Th>OU> GO> and' and ' And> They> Sewed> Fig Leav> and made> aprons'. Signed and dated, 'JEAN DAVIDSON AGED 10 1784'. A few motifs including Adam & Eve standing either side of the tree of life with a snake coiled around its trunk, potted flowering plants and a figure
Good. Any fading, hole, stain, defect or stitch loss that may be present, is minor and not detracting.
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