1838 Sampler by Mary Maria Dagg
Victorian, dated 1838. 16ins high by 13ins wide. 1838 Sampler by Mary Maria Dagg. Framed in an old, possibly original, black, ebonised wood frame with glass.
Fixed to a wood stretcher frame with brown paper.
The sampler is worked in fine silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout.
Meandering leafy border.
Colours greens, cream, gold, blue and browns.
'THE TREE OF DISSIPATION'
distempers the body,
defaces beauty, dimin-
ishes strength, corrupts
the blood, inflames the liver,
weakens the brain, turn men,
into walking hospitals, causes in-
ternal, external, and- incurable
wounds, is a witch to the senses, a
devil to the soul, a thief to the pocket,
the beggar's companion, a wife's woe, and
children's sorrow-makes man become
a beast, and a self murderer, who
drinks to others' good health,
and robs himself
all evil is
'Mary Maria Dagg her work Aged 10 Years 1838'.
A good set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a house with a lady attending it's garden,
A few holes tiny holes to the bottom right corner.
A few small stain specks
and one pale stain to the left side.
No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading.
Very slight colour run around the brown threads in the lower section of the verse.
Stretching is very slightly uneven.
Frame showing wear and chips, but structurally sound.
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