Framed in an old 'molded composition over wood' frame with glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing.
The sampler is worked in fine wool and silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches including Algerian eye.
Meandering strawberry border within a rolling waves border.
Colours black, cream, red, pale blue, copper, white, pink, orange, red and greens. Verses read '1 PASS a few swiftly fleeting years, And all that now in bodies live, Shall quit,like me,the vale of tears, Their righteous sentence to receive. 2 But all,before they hence remove, May mansions for themselves prepare In that eternal house above! And,O my God,shall I be there.'
Inscriptions read 'Let me die the death of the righteous'
and 'And let my last end be like his'.
Signed and dated 'Ann Dale's Work Finished May 1827'.
A wonderful set of motifs, including swans with their eggs on a lawn, with dogs, trees and flowers,
flowers, potted flowering plants,
trees laden with fruit,
hearts, a fruit tree with birds in and around its branches,
diamonds and peacocks.
CONDITION: Good. A few small holes, all but one of which are to the bottom border.
No stains. No stitch losses. One loose thread to the linen.
Colours are mostly good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in good condition.