Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Antique Sampler, 1820, by Mary Bishop

George IV, dated 1820. 17.1ins high, 13ins wide, 0.9ins deep. Regency Sampler, 1820, by Mary Bishop.

The sampler is worked in silk on a linen ground, mainly in cross stitch.

Meandering strawberry border.

Colours pink, black, green, gold, blue, silver and brown.

Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-2.

Verse reads, 'Teach me to feel anothers woe > To hide the faults I see > That mercy I to others show > That mercy show to me'.

Signed and dated, 'Mary Bishop Aged 10 1820'.

A good set of motifs, including a house,

a lion,

a dog,

potted flowering plants, crowns, hearts, birds, a butterfly,

a bee and flowers.

Framed in an old, possibly original, Hogarth frame with rippled, old glass.

Mounting: The sampler is stitched to linen and stretched over board.

Frame backed with wood and sealed with tape.

CONDITION: Good. A couple of well backed holes along the bottom edge.

A few light, patchy stains at the top.

No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong.

No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched.

Frame in good condition, ready to hang.

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