George II, dated 1741. 17ins high by 8ins wide. 1741 Band Sampler by Elizabeth Buckingam. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass.
Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing.
The sampler is worked in silk and linen ground, in a variety of stitches including Algerian eye.
Decorated border and divider lines in various patterns.
Colours gold, green, light brown, dark brown, purple, copper and blues. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-30
'AWAKE MY SOVL AND WITH THE
SUN THY DAILY STAGE OF DUTY R
VN SHAKE OF DUL SLOTH AND JOY
FUL RISE TO PAY THY MORNING SA
CRAFICES' and 'Teach me O Lord that way of life
thy statutes Recommend Never
from thence will decline But
keep it to the end'
'ELIZABETH BVCKINGAM IS MY
NAME AND WITH MY NEEDLE I ROVGHT THE SAME AND IF I COULD
HAVE DONE IT BETTER I WOVLD
HAVE MENDED EVERY LETTER'.
Signed and dated
'ELIZABETH BVCKINGAM THE DAVGHTER OF SARAH BVCKINGAM MADE THIS IN THE 10 YEAR OF HER AGE JULY 6 1741'.
Unusual set of motifs, including flowers, crowns, bird, a shield and diamonds.
CONDITION: Generally good. One tiny hole and a pull to the ground.
A few patchy stains.
Some stitch losses to divider lines, motifs, signature and verses.
Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined. No colour run.
Stretching is slightly uneven.
Frame in very good condition, ready to hang.