Dimensions (excluding frame and slip):
15.75ins by 12.5ins wide
Period: George III, circa 1800
Religious verse sampler by Elizabeth West. 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 a variety of stitches including Algerian eye. Meandering strawberry border. Colours greens, yellow, light brown, white, pink, blues and red. Verse entitled 'Our Father' reads 'Which art in heaven Hallowed by thy Name thy Kingdom come thy will be done in earth as it is in>Heaven give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trefpaffes as we forgive them that>Trefpafs against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the>Kingdom and the Power and the Glory for ever and ever Amen' and 'Fragrant the Rofe is, but it fades in time. The violet sweet, but quickly paft the prime>White lillies hang their heads, and foon decay. And whiter snow in minutes melts away>Such and so with'ring are our early joys. Which time, or Sicknefs, speedily deftroys' and 'You, whofe fond wishes do to Heaven aspire. Who make thofe bleft abodes your fole desire>If you are wife, and hope that Blifs to gain. Use well your time, uve not an hour in vain>Let not the morrow your vain thoughts employ. But think this day the ?an you shall enjoy'. Signed, 'Elizabeth West Finish'd This Work In the Tenth Year Of her Age ??' (age has been unpicked). Undated. A good set of motifs, including squirrels eating nuts, birds, flowers, fruit trees, fir trees, butterflies and potted flowering plants.
Generally Good. Any fading, hole, stain, defect or stitch loss, when present, is not overly detracting.
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