Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Antique Sampler, 1844, by Elizabeth Cliff

Victorian, dated 1844. 20.25ins by 17.25ins wide. 1844,'Faithful Friend' Verse sampler by Elizabeth Cliff.

Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with board backing.

The sampler is worked in fine wool and silk-like thread on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.

Colours orange, cream, blue, pink, olive green and brown. Family initials.

Verse reads,

'Long may you live and happy

may you be blest with content

ment and from missfortuen

free may peace and plenty

you each hour attend and

life be seetend with a faith

full frend'.

Signed and dated 'Elizabeth.Cliff 1844'.

A scene in the middle with a gentleman on his knees (shooting a bow and arrow?)

and a scattering of motifs, including swans,

flowers,

fruit baskets, potted flowering plants

and birds.

CONDITION: Good. A few small holes and one repair.

A couple of small dark stain specks.

Minor, light patchy staining.

No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in very good condition, ready to hang.


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