Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Antique Sampler, 1805, by Frances Spriggs

George III, dated 1805. 16ins by 11ins wide. 1805 Sampler by Frances Spriggs. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass.

Stitched to linen.

The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.

Meandering strawberry border.

Colours black, yellow, green, copper, white, brown and pink.

Verses read,

'Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand

As the first effect of an Enfants hand

And while her fingers on the canvas move

Ingage her tender thoughts to seek thy love

And with thy dear children let her have a part

And write thy name thy self upon her heart'.

And,

'No minutes surely bring more content

Than those in pleasing useful studies spent'.

Signed and dated,

'Frances Spriggs her work June the 1 1805'.

A wonderful set of motifs, some finely detailed, including a house with a garden,

birds,

potted flowering plants,

stags,

fruit baskets,

fir trees,

sheep

and dogs.

CONDITION: Good.

A few small holes.

Some stitch losses to the verse.

Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined.

No colour run.

Neatly and evenly stretched.

Frame in good condition, ready to hang.


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