1831 Verse Sampler by Catherine Hunt
William IV, dated 1831. 17ins by 12.5ins wide. 1831 Verse Sampler by Catherine Hunt.
Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and rippled, old glass.
Tacked to a wood stretcher frame with wood and brown paper.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout.
Meandering strawberry border.
Colours greens, black, browns and cream.
'Life is the time to serve the Lord,
The time to win the great reward,
And while the lamp holds out to burn,
The vilest sinner may return.
There is an hour when I must die,
Nor do I know how soon 'twill come,
A thousand children young as I
Are call'd by death to hear their doom.
Let me improve the hours I have,
Before the day of grace be fled:
There's no repentance in the grave,
Nor pardon offer'd to the dead.'
'Signed and dated 'Catharine Hunt,s Work Aged 13 Years 1831'.
A few motifs including flowering trees and plants, fir trees and a fruit basket.
CONDITION: Good. A number of holes.
A few pale patchy stains.
No stitch losses other than to the holed areas. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched.
Frame showing wear and chips, but structurally sound.
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