Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Antique Sampler, 1845, By Hannah Sims

Victorian, dated 1845. 15.75 11.25ins wide. Antique Sampler, 1845, By Hannah Sims. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout.

Framed in a modern wood frame with glass. Tacked to board.

Meandering strawberry border.

Colours brown, green, copper, cream and white. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case.

Verse is Isaac Watts Song 20: "Against Idleness and Mischief". It reads,

'In books or work or healthful play

Let my first years be past

That I may give for every day

Some good account at last'.

Signed and dated, 'Hannah Sims. August 4. 1845. Aged 9 Years'.

A good set of motifs, including a house with a garden, fruit baskets, trees, crowns, birds and butterflies.

CONDITION: Good. No holes. A few pale stains.

No stitch losses. Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.

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