There is a folly/gatehouse building beneath the fruit basket with a bird perched on each of its three towers then flanked by a flower basket and tree with the initials A. S and the date of 1802 to the left and right of its walls. The whole piece is then surrounded by a deep meandering floral border. The linen has overall discolouration consistent with its age, slightly darker around the edges and paler to the field from where the sampler is over a stretcher.There are also a few small areas of damage, the largest being on the lower left side of the outside edge of the linen. One is able to see through the damage that those situated on the field of the linen have backing cloth behind them whilst those on the edges are sitting directly on the stretcher. The sampler is behind glass so I'm not able to see the reverse, but the colours of the silks look good but they are likely to have mellowed to some extent over the years. The sampler is contained within a later, mid 19th century mahogany frame with satinwood stringing around the edges.
The frame is in good condition with some scratches and scuff marks commensurate with its age. Measures 12 3/4 " x 15 3/4 " (sight size) and 14 3/4 " x 17 3/4 " i. PLEASE NOTE - ANY MARKS ETC ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH I'VE NOT ALREADY MENTIONED ARE FROM THE GLARE AND REFLECTION OF THE GLASS AND NOT ON THE SAMPLER ITSELF.
The item "EARLY 19TH CENTURY RED HOUSE, MOTIF & VERSE SAMPLER INITIALLED A. S 1802" is in sale since Thursday, July 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Samplers". The seller is "cockleheart" and is located in Sowerby Bridge.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia.