Victorian, dated 1843. 20.25ins by 17.5ins wide.
1843 Arnold Sampler by Elizabeth Mattock. Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, old glass.
Fixed to card with wood backing.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout.
Meandering floral border.
Colours green, blue, red, black, pink, purple, white and brown.
Verse reads 'Jesus. Permit thy graciuos name to stand...
As the first effort of an infant,s hand ...
And while her fingers o,er this canvas move
Engage her tender heart to seek thy love
With thy dear children let her share a part
And write thy name thyself upon her heart'.
Signed and dated 'Elizabeth Mattock Aged 9 Years 1843'.
Placename Arnold is a town in Nottinghamshire, England.
A good set of motifs, including a lady and a gentleman, a building,
dogs, birds, flowers,
fruit baskets, peacocks, owls
and a dovecote.
CONDITION: Good. No holes. A number of pale stains.
No stitch losses. Colours are mostly good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run.
Frame in good condition, ready to hang.