Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Antique Sampler, 1784, Double Sided (European)

Dated 1784. 20.5ins by 14ins wide. Double Sided Antique Sampler, 1784, of Continental European origin.

The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground.

No border, divider lines in various patterns.

Colours brown, cream, blue, yellow, green, pink, black and grey.

Alphabets A-Z in upper case, numbers 1-10, and family initials.

Signed and dated

'IDR DGS 1784'.

A good set of motifs, including angels,

a boat with a boy and dog in,

lions,

birds,

flowers,

fruit baskets,

crowns,

swan,

an animal with flag,

and peacocks.

Framed in a modern wood frame with glass to the front and reverse - the sampler can be viewed from both sides. Stitched to a wood stretcher frame, in a way in which both sides of the sampler are fully visible.

CONDITION: Very good.

No holes.

No stains other than slight uniform age darkening of the ground.

Some stitch losses to black threads.

Some colours very faded making them difficult to read.

No colour run.

Stretching is slightly uneven.

Frame in good condition, ready to hang.


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