George III, dated 1796. 12.5ins high by 17ins wide.
1796 Hair & Silkwork Sampler by Charlotte White. Framed in an old maple frame with gilt slip and glass.
Fixed to linen with wood and chipboard backing.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Meandering floral border.
Colours browns, cream, green, pale blue, black, pink, copper and gold.
Signed and dated 'Charloote White Her Work january the 12 1796'.
A wonderful set of motifs, some finely embroidered, including Adam & Eve standing either side of the tree of life with a snake coiled around its trunk,
an angel (all of which have their hair sewn with real hair),
the sun, birds,
butterflies and flowers.
CONDITION: Generally good. A number of holes.
A few stain specks.
Stitch losses to the motifs,
border and signature.
Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. Colour run around the some of the copper and brown threads.
Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.