George III, dated 1801. 16.5 ins by 12.5 wide. Antique Sampler, 1801, By Sally Phipps.
Framed in an old wood frame with glass.
Stitched to a green fabric ground. Cardboard back.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Meandering floral border.
Colours red, cream, blue, green, purple, brown and black.
Alphabets A-Z in upper case
'Jefuf permit Thy Graciouf Name to ftand
Af the firft effort or an infantf hand
And while Her fingerf oer thif Canvaf move
Engage Her tender Heart to feek Thy Love
With Thy dear Children let Her have a part
And write Thy Name Thyfelf upon her Heart'.
Signed and dated
'SALLY PHIPPS 1801'.
A good set of motifs, including a building,
potted flowering plants,
fleur de lis
A few small holes.
No stains other than uniform age darkening of the ground.
No stitch losses.
Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined.
No colour run.
Frame in good condition, ready to hang.