William IV, dated 1834. 16.1ins high, 12.6ins wide, 1ins deep. 1834 Sampler by Ann Jones.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Meandering strawberry border.
Colours pink, green, dark brown, copper, white, pale blue and cream.
'Dear Mother I am young and cannot show. Such work as I into
your goodness owe. Be pleased to smile upon my small endeavours.
I'll strive to learn and be obedient ever.'.
Signed and dated,
'Ann Jones her Work December 13th 1834'.
A good set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including a lady and a gentleman and child,
potted flowering plants,
Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass.
Mounting: The sampler is tacked onto a wooden mounting frame.
Frame backed with chipboard.
CONDITION: Good. No holes.
A few pale stain specks.
No stitch losses, one loose thread to signature line.
Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined.
No colour run.
Stretching is slightly uneven.
Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound. Ready to hang.