Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Antique Sampler, 1735, Sarah Reynolds

George II, dated 1735. 10.5ins by 8ins wide. Antique Sampler, 1735, Sarah Reynolds. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch and Algerian eye.

No border, divider lines in various patterns.

Colours red, green, yellow and blue. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-11.

Inscriptions reads,

'Love Thou The Lord And He

Will Be A Tender Father Unto the'.

And,

'Make Me Thy Heavenly Voice To Hear And

Let Me Love To Pray Since God Will Lend A

Grasiovs Ear To What A Child Can Say'.

Signed and dated, 'Sarah Reynolds Made This Sampler In The 12 Year Of Her Age 1735'.

A scattering of motifs, including crowns, fir trees and hearts.

Framed in a modern wood frame with rippled, old glass. Tacked to wood with brown paper backing.

CONDITION: Good. No holes. No stains other than slight uniform age darkening of the ground. No stitch losses. Colours are good and strong. No colour run.

Stretching is slightly uneven.

Frame has a few scratches, but is in generally good condition, ready to hang.


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