George III, dated 1781. 16ins by 11.75ins wide. 1781 Antique Sampler by Mary Cannon. Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, old glass.
Fixed to card. Wood to the back.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch and Algerian eye.
Meandering strawberry border.
Colours green, blue, red, yellow, green, white, purple, black and brown.
Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-28.
'Go to the Plough or Team Go Hedge or Ditch: some honest Calling use no Matter
which: Be Porter Postman take the labouring oar: Employment keeps the Bailiffs
From the Door: Though thou be mean thy frugal Industry: Depend upon it
shall rewarded be:'.
Signed and dated,
'mary cannon wrought This in the Year 1781'.
A few motifs including flowers,
birds and birds in cages,
One small freyed patch to backing, top right.
Minor stitch losses to the divider lines.
Colours are bright.
Stretching is slightly uneven.
Frame showing wear and chips, but structurally sound.