Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Antique Sampler, 1825, by Mary Parry

George IV, dated 1825. 16.9ins high, 12.6ins wide, 1.3ins deep. Regency period Sampler, stitched in 1825, by Mary Parry.

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

Meandering floral border.

Colours green, cream, silver, blue and copper.

Signed and dated, 'Mary Parry her Work sampler aged 15 march 25. 1825 in the year of our lord amen'.

A good set of motifs, including Adam & Eve standing either side of the tree of life with a snake coiled around its trunk,

dogs, birds, flowers,

potted flowering plants,

fruit baskets,

blossoming trees,

crowns, hearts, trees and angels.

Framed in an old wooden frame with glass.

Mounting: The sampler is fixed to board. Frame backed with card and sealed with tape.

CONDITION: Good. Two small holes.

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

No stitch losses. Colours are mostly good and strong with no noticeable fading, though the text at the bottom of the sampler is faded.

The silks bright and glossy. No colour run.

Neatly and evenly stretched.

Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.

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