Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Antique Miniature Sampler, circa 1800, by Sophia Honey

George III, circa 1800. 6.1ins high, 4.9ins wide, 0.7ins deep. Georgian Miniature Sampler, circa 1800, by Sophia Honey.

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

Silk border with bows.

Colours green, gold, silver, brown and red.

Inscription reads, 'The Lord himself will keep, His people safe from harm, Will hold the helm and guide the ship, With his Almighty arm.'. Signed 'Sophia Honey'.

A scattering of motifs, including potted flowering plants,

stars, fruit trees

and birds.

Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, old glass.

Mounting: The sampler is stitched onto a linen backing, which is framed with the red silk ribbon border. This is loose mounted onto wooden board. (When removed from the frame, this can be hung, without the need for a frame.) Frame sealed with tape.

CONDITION: Good. No holes. No stains. No stitch losses.

Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run.

Stretching is slightly uneven, with the wooden backing board visible in places.

Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.

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