George IV, dated 1830. 21.5ins by 21ins wide. 1830 Sampler by Jane Carter.
Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, old glass.
Tacked to a wood stretcher frame with card and brown paper backing.
The sampler is worked in fine wool and silk on canvas ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border.
Colours pink, cream, light brown, white, black, orange, green and grey.
'Though time may pass and year's may fly
And everey hope decay and die
Tough everey joyfull dream may set
Yet this work of mine I shall not forget'
'Though distant I yet still my heart
From thoughts of home can never part
I'll bless the hour that gave me birth
And praise the Lord while I am on earth'.
Signed and dated 'Jane Carter's Work finished at Staveley in Lancashire April 23 1830'. Staveley is a town in the County of Lancashire, England.
Single motif of a tower, surrounded by trees and fields.
CONDITION: Generally Good. One small hole to the verse area.
Rust stains to some of the tacks to the extreme edges.
Uniform age darkening of the ground.
No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame showing wear and chips, but structurally sound.